HC Deb 12 May 1952 vol 500 cc82-3W
74. Mr. M. MacPherson

asked the Minister of Supply in view of the amount of short-time working in iron foundries, what steps he is taking to ensure that the resources of the industry are fully utilised.

Mr. Sandys

I am not aware that there is short-time working on any appreciable scale in the iron foundry industry as a whole. However, I know there are difficulties at individual foundries arising from the general shortage of raw materials and also, to some extent, from the recent cut in Commonwealth imports.