HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 cc63-4W
95. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Supply to what extent he estimates that unemployment in Coatbridge is due to competition in price of steel from Belgium; and at what prices he permits Belgian steel to be imported into this country.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

There is no competition in price, since Belgian steel is sold in the United Kingdom subject to the same statutory controlled maximum prices as British steel.

part of the Question contains a table of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The Sick Leave Scheme provides for the issue of full ordinary time-rate pay less the amount of any National Insurance benefit.

Following is the table:

The following table shows the total number of working days lost each month through sickness in all Royal Ordnance factories since the introduction of the Industrial Paid Sick Leave Scheme in September, 1948.