HC Deb 27 June 1950 vol 476 c214W
118. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Minister of Supply if he will consider allowing a greater proportion of machine tool production to be allocated to the home market.

Mr. J. Freeman

No. The Government consider that present arrangements afford the best balance between the needs of home industry and the need that the machine tool industry should make the maximum contribution to exports, particularly to hard currency areas.