HC Deb 13 March 1941 vol 369 cc1411-2
61. Mr. Robert Gibson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now order the release of pails for stirrup pumps by wholesalers for the necessary supply of the Greenock area?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Captain Waterhouse)

An officer of the Board of Trade has recently visited retailers in Greenock and discussed this matter with the Provost and Town Clerk. He drew attention to the recommendation of the Ministry of Home Security that use should be made of empty four-gallon petrol tins which have been released by the Army. I trust that it will be possible to solve any difficulties in Greenock by the use of these tins.

Mr. Gibson

Is a supply of these tins available, and are they suitable for domestic use?

Captain Waterhouse

Yes, Sir; I understand that they are most suitable, and that there is a supply.