HC Deb 14 July 1952 vol 503 cc131-2W
42. Mr. Ewart

asked the Minister of Supply what steps are being taken to increase the production of straight carbon steel as the shortage of such steel is having an effect on the file-making industry.

Mr. Sandys

Arrangements are being made for more file steel billets to be rolled and I hope this will improve the position. I regret that, in reply to a supplementary question on 30th June, I inadvertently referred to the steel used for file-making as being a special alloy steel. Whilst there are some types of files which are made with alloy steel, the normal types are made from special high carbon steels. I am glad of this opportunity to correct this statement.