HC Deb 27 January 1949 vol 460 c166W
74. Mr. Medland

asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that during the war, there was removed from bombed buildings in the City of Plymouth over 20,000 tons of steel; that this steel was used in the war effort; and whether, having regard to the urgent need for steel in rebuilding the City, he will authorise the sponsoring Departments to issue licences for a like amount in addition to the present allocation of 750 tons for the year 1949.

Mr. Jay

I regret that the shortage of steel for urgent home and export uses precludes any increase in the tonnage already allocated for 1949 specifically to enable a start to be made on the rebuilding of blitzed cities.