§ 109. Mr. Darling
asked the Minister of Power whether he has received any representations from engineering companies engaged in the export trade on the shortage of steel; and if he will make a statement on the steel supply situation.
§ Mr. Wood
I have recently had a few complaints from engineering firms about shortages of steel but have no evidence that exports have been significantly affected. The Iron and Steel Board tell me that steel supplies are generally adequate but that delivery periods have lengthened for some products.
If the hon. Member has any specific cases of difficulty in mind, I shall be very pleased to ask the Board to look into them.