HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 c155W
Sir R. Boothby

asked the Minister of Works to what extent increased supplies of cement are now being made available for export; and whether he will take steps to prevent the export of cement until the present shortage of home supplies has been overcome.

Sir D. Eccles

Cement exports since January are 75,000 tons less than in the corresponding period last year. The increase in supply is all going into the home market, and I am in close touch with the industry about the needs of all parts of the United Kingdom.