HC Deb 06 March 1957 vol 566 c67W
104. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to make a further statement about a permanent improvement in the supply of steel to the shipyards.

Mr. Galbraith

Steel supplies to the shipyards improved in the last few months of 1956, making that year's deliveries better than either of the two previous years. My noble Friend has had discussions with his noble Friend the Minister of Power and I now hope that if the recent higher rate of deliveries can be maintained and increased, the position of shipbuilding will be substantially improved.