HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc130-1W
144. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to provide an adequate supply of steel sections, aluminium and suitably seasoned timber for the omnibus-building industry.

Mr. Wilmot

Authorisations issued by my Department should enable manufacturers to obtain sufficient supplies of steel and timber for their production programmes. Aluminium is not specifically allocated, but I have no evidence that manufacturers are unable to obtain what they need.

148. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Supply the production figures for 1946 of double-deck trolleybus and omnibus chassis and bodies manufactured; and how many of these were allocated to the export market.

Mr. Wilmot

3,137 chassis and 1,897 bodies were produced for double-deck buses in 1946. Of these, 574 and 152 respectively were for export. The corresponding figures for trolley buses were 111 chassis and 86 bodies; 10 of the chassis were for export.