§ 19. Mr. Erroll
asked the Minister of Supply what are the functions of the Iron and Steel Board at the present time; and why is an increase of staff necessary.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
The Board's responsibilities are, broadly, to consider plans for the development and modernisation of the iron and steel industry, including foundries; to exercise general supervision over production; to administer the current controls over production, distribution and imports; and to advise on general price policy and on the fixing of prices for controlled products. More staff is needed because the work has increased in volume and complexity.