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Steel And Copper Tubing

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware that the shortage of steel tubing required by building contractors is becoming more pronounced and that copper tubing, at roughly double the cost, is being imported to meet the need; and what steps he is taking to overcome this shortage.

No. New capacity is now in full production and supplies of this type of steel tubing have increased substantially since the beginning of the year. Copper tubing is not being imported to supplement supplies for building purposes.