HC Deb 18 December 1947 vol 445 c405W
160. Mr. Austin

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is satisfied that the output of the electric cable making industry, particularly in relation to production for mines mechanisation, power stations, and exports, is not being handicapped by shortage in steel tape, and steel armour wire and if he will make a statement.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

No, but urgent action is being taken to increase the supply of steel wire and tape.