HC Deb 08 March 1948 vol 448 c115W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Supply the number of furnaces which have been closed down in Britain due to lack of scrap at the steel works; and the tonnage lost because of this.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

At various times since 1st January, 1948, six furnaces have been closed for want of scrap, due to local distribution difficulties. The loss of steel is estimated at 8,000 tons.