HC Deb 14 October 1946 vol 427 c124W
101. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Supply why allocations of steel sheets to certain industries were cancelled recently.

Mr. Wilmot

There has been no cancellation in the sense that any consumer has been deprived of what he would otherwise have got. The facts are that the order books of the firms making steel sheets were greatly in excess of their capacity to produce. Steps were accordingly taken to review the order books and to equate the orders to the prospects of supply.