HC Deb 10 April 1933 vol 276 c2171
30. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the report to the Admiralty upon the successful results of the tests of rope made from Empire fibre, he will insist upon the use of such rope in all future Post Office work?

The POSTMASTER - GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)

My hon. and gallant Friend presumably refers to the report which states that the results of trials of Sisal fibre are sufficiently promising to warrant its partial adoption by the Admiralty so long as supplies can be obtained at satisfactory prices. I propose to follow the same line, and to have regard also to cost and suitability to the conditions in which the rope will be used.