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Heavy-Machinery Exports (Steel Allocation)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply whether, in view of the importance of exporting heavy machinery to hard- currency countries, he will take steps to increase the steel and iron allocations for its manufacture and thus prevent these exports from being stopped.

In authorising steel for the production of heavy machinery, the Ministry of Supply takes into account the contribution which the producers can make to exports, especially to hard-currency countries.