HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 cc1731-2
68. Sir A. FELL

asked the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been called to the shortage of white lead in the country, and the impossibility of getting good paint for house painting; what steps he is taking to remedy this shortage; and when he expects that good paint at a reasonable price will be available?


There is at present a shortage of white lead, as until recently manufacturers were unwilling to purchase pig lead, partly owing to a fear of a fall in the market. The market now shows signs of increased strength, and the position should gradually improve.

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