§ 13. Sir P. MAGNUS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can make a statement as to the steps he has taken to increase the supply of optical glass and optical instruments; whether the supply is adequate to the requirements of the two services; and, if not, what further measures he proposes to adopt?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MUNITIONS DEPARTMENT (Dr. Addison)
Important steps have been and are being taken to increase the supply of optical glass and optical munitions generally. As, however, negotiations are now in progress with this end in view, any statement as to the measures which it is proposed to adopt would be premature and expedient.