§ Mr. Marples
asked the Minister of Works how much cement he estimates will be needed to meet the requirements of the defence programme for the calendar years 1951, 1952 and 1953.
§ Mr. Stokes
It is impossible to state with precision the requirements of the defence programme for cement for three years ahead in advance of the planning of the individual jobs. I have taken account, however, of defence needs in asking the cement manufacturers to be prepared to deliver 9.2 million tons of cement to the home market in the present year.