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Cement Supplies

Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Works the loss in production of cement caused by the fuel shortage; and whether he anticipates that production will meet demand during the coming months.

It is estimated that some 700,000 tons of cement have been lost this year owing to the shortage of fuel. The cement industry has now obtained a larger allocation of coal and production should now broadly equal the current demand but it may be some time before the dislocation caused by the fuel shortage is overcome.