HC Deb 20 March 1946 vol 420 cc367-8W
85. Mr. Lavers

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will prohibit the export of steel scaffold tube in view of the home housing programme, and the shortage of tube for building purposes in this country.

Mr. Belcher

No, Sir. Exports of steel scaffold tube are only a very small fraction of the tonnage for scaffolding in this country which is now being allotted at about double the rate which applied prewar.