§ 54. Mr. Llewellyn
asked the Minister of Works to what extent demand for cement in South Wales is outstripping supply.
§ 55. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that there is up to six weeks' delay in the delivery of 16W cement in South Wales; and if he will arrange for imports from the Continent.
§ 56. Mr. P. Morris
asked the Minister of Works if he is aware of the shortage of cement in the South Wales area; and what steps he is taking to improve the supply.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The peak of the building season has brought demands for cement in South Wales which, here and there, have outstripped supplies. I have asked the cement industry to do what is possible to improve deliveries in South Wales without causing shortages elsewhere. With production running at record levels I hope that these local difficulties will be of short duration.