HC Deb 06 April 1943 vol 388 cc468-9
8. Sir Irving Albery

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there is available an adequate supply of matches; and what steps have been taken to ensure a fair distribution to householders?

Mr. Dalton

Supplies of matches have been maintained at the present level for some time and are, I think, generally sufficient to meet requirements. Supplies to dealers are based on pre-war distribution, modified in accordance with movements of population.

Sir I. Albery

What redress has a householder if the retailer he is registered with says that he cannot supply him?

Mr. Dalton

He can go to another retailer.