HC Deb 26 April 1948 vol 450 c3W
19. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Supply what are the functions of the Iron and Steel Board at the present time; and why is an increase of staff necessary.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The Board's responsibilities are, broadly, to consider plans for the development and modernisation of the iron and steel industry, including foundries; to exercise general supervision over production; to administer the current controls over production, distribution and imports; and to advise on general price policy and on the fixing of prices for controlled products. More staff is needed because the work has increased in volume and complexity.