HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 c308W
Sir W. Robson Brown

asked the Paymaster-General what percentage of the total requirements of steel the Coal Board purchased from abroad during the years 1955, 1956, and 1957.

Sir I. Horobin

The National Coal Board inform me that they purchased abroad the following percentages of their total steel requirements which they were unable to obtain in this country:—

1955 1 per cent.
1956 2 per cent.
1957 2.75 per cent.