HC Deb 26 April 1948 vol 450 cc3-4W
Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is prepared to take to remedy the shortage of iron and steel supply to rural blacksmiths.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Rural blacksmiths normally obtain their iron and steel from merchants. Efforts are being made both to expand supplies and to divert more to the merchants.