HC Deb 18 December 1956 vol 562 c143W
106. Mr. G. Darling

asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the increase in production capacity for strip steel and for shipbuilders' steel plate, respectively, in the past ten years.

Mr. Erroll

Production of strip steel this year is expected to be 190 per cent. higher than in 1946. In the same period the production of steel plate has increased by 60 per cent., but it is not possible to isolate figures for the production of plate used only for ship building.