§ 77. Mr. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that additional supplies of steel are being made available to the motor industry during the fourth quarter of 1952, extra steel can also be given to British Railways in order that the railway workshops may be more adequately employed.
A small additional allocation of steel was made available to the British Transport Commission in the fourth quarter of 1952. As to the256W future position, I would refer the right hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave on Monday last to the hon. Member for Acton (Mr. Sparks).
§ Mr. Murray
asked the Minister of Transport the quantity of steel supplied to the British Transport Commission for their railway wagon department for the years, 1949, 1950, 1951 and the latest date in 1952.
A bulk allocation of steel is made to the British Transport Commission for the main line and London Transport railways. The Commission apportion it to their varying needs.