HC Deb 08 July 1952 vol 503 cc70-1W
51. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what complaints he has had regarding shortage of steel during the past six months; and if he is satisfied that the share allotted to Scotland will prevent short-time and unemployment in the heavy industries.

Mr. J. Stuart

I have received representations from the Scottish Council (Development and Industry) and from representatives of both employers and trades unions in steel using firms, and have discussed them with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply, who is taking all possible steps to alleviate the present shortage of steel.