HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 c78W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Supply what steps are being taken to remedy the national shortage of wire rods.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Arrangements have been made to import substantial quantities of billets and wire rods from the Continent. Home production is being expanded, particularly of those qualities which cannot be obtained from abroad. Two new rod mills are being installed at Cardiff and Warrington as part of the industry's long-term modernisation plan.