HC Deb 09 November 1953 vol 520 cc8-9W
35. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Supply what percentage of the total production of steel plate in the United Kingdom goes to the shipbuilding and ship-repairing industries; and what percentages go to the other consuming industries.

Mr. Sandys

About 37 per cent. of the steel plate produced in the United Kingdom is being consumed by shipbuilders, ship repairers and marine engineers. A similar amount is going to the general engineering and miscellaneous industries. Seventeen per cent. is used on constructional engineering and building, and 9 per cent. on the manufacture and repair of railway rolling stock.