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Specialised Engineering Equipment

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to secure the manufacture in this country of specialised engineering equipment, hitherto imported.

By such means as helping manufacturers to obtain raw materials, to erect buildings, to purchase manufacturing rights and to raise capital, and by putting at their disposal the general services of the Department and its advisory bodies.

As my right hon. Friend appears to be the chairman of a committee which is producing, so we are told, machinery for the coalmines, can he give us any further statement than that which he has given as to the extent of production?