HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c320W
110. Lieut. - Colonel Clifton - Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade why a priority licence for 9 cwt. of steel has been issued to a representative of a dispenser's manufacturing business whose name has been supplied to him, when that firm has no workshop or factory in the area.

Mr. H. Wilson

The steel authorisation form, not, I may say, a priority licence, was issued to the office of the company concerned. The factory where the steel is fabricated is some distance away. I am writing to the hon. and gallant Member giving him a more detailed explanation of the facts of the case.