§ Mr. P. Williams
asked the Minister of Supply how far deliveries of imported steel plate are to be subtracted from the allocations of home-produced plate.
§ Mr. Sandys
Supplies of steel plate imported centrally by the British Iron and Steel Federation are used to supplement home production and are distributed 65W within the voluntary steel plate distribution scheme which I announced on 20th April. Steel plate imports arranged by an individual consumer are outside this scheme and do not in any way affect the supplies he obtains from the home steel industry.