HC Deb 01 August 1952 vol 504 c197W
Mr. Hoy

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the shortage of steel is creating unemployment in the shipyards in Leith; and what steps he is taking to increase the allocation.

Mr. J. P. L. Thomas

I am aware that there has recently been some increase in unemployment among shipyard workers in Leith. As I informed the hon. Member for Itchen (Mr. Morley) on 30th July, the steel allocation for shipbuilding will be increased from October next.

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