HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 cc1289-90W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for India how many steel works there are in India; how many tons of steel are made in them; and what amount of steel is exported.

Mr. Amery

There are six open hearth steel producers in India and eight firms operating electric furnaces. For the year ending 31st March, 1940, the output of steel ingots was 1,070,355 tons and of finished steel 804,469 tons. Exports of steel bars were 9,250 tons. Correspond- ing production and export figures for later years are not available for public information.