HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 c274W
72. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will make a statement about the delivery of steel from the United States of America.

Mr. Low

At 31st March, roughly 172,000 long tons of steel, pig iron and scrap had been delivered at United States mills, and from other suppliers. Of this, 85,000 tons had arrived in the United Kingdom and the remaining 87,000 tons were in transit in America and on the sea.

The agreement provides that the balance will be made available to us at the works in America or at the other sources of supply by the end of the year.