HC Deb 11 July 1963 vol 680 c173W
Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Power whether he is aware that British shipbuilders have to pay higher prices for British steel than is charged to competitors on the Continent; and what action he will take, under Section 10(1) of the Iron and Steel Act, 1953, to give help to British shipbuilding.

Mr. Wood

I am told that the British steel industry does not charge more to shipbuilders in this country than to those abroad. I have no reason to think excessive the maximum home prices which the Iron and Steel Board has determined for the steel products used in shipbuilding.