HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c23W
97. Mr. Medland

asked the Minister of Works if he will assist the bomb-damaged cities of the South-West region to commence reconstruction by increasing the allocation of steel to this area for the erection of factories and business premises; and what priority bombed areas have over towns which were never bombed.

Mr. Key

I will do my best, within the limited allocation to my Department, to meet these requirements. Reconstruction schemes in bombed areas are considered sympathetically but I must also have regard to the needs of industry generally, particularly in Development Areas.