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Cement Shortage

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the shortage of cement in Dorset; that at least one contractor in Weymouth received no cement last week; that there is no assurance of supplies in the near future; and what action he is taking to remedy the situation.

Yes, Sir. There is a general shortage of cement due to the restriction of fuel supplies. Supplies, however, will, I hope, increase rapidly in June and meanwhile we are arranging for the distribution as fairly as possible and according to priorities laid down by the Government.