HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 c173W
69. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Minister of Supply how many publicly owned magnesium factories were in production in 1945, how many of these are still in public ownership and still producing; and what is the present output of the magnesium industry.

Mr. J. Freeman

Three Government owned factories were producing magnesium in 1945 and the premises are still Government owned. There is at present no production of new ingot magnesium. Stocks in this country are sufficient to meet demands for some time to come, and if existing capacity were put into production, the cost would be uneconomic in relation to world prices.