HC Deb 04 August 1943 vol 391 cc2302-3
66. Sir John Power

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works whether he has any statement to make on the question of making available to private purchasers a limited quantity of emergency paint which could be used as a temporary measure to prevent the deterioration of civilian property?

Mr. Hicks

It is hoped to make 500,000 gallons of oil paint available for delivery over a period of about three months from the middle of August. Owing to raw material difficulties it will be made in one shade only, namely, dark brown, and it is intended that it should be used primarily for patch painting to prevent deterioration. The paint, which is being manufactured to a British Standards Institution specification, will be on sale in pint and quart tins at 1s. 9d. and 3s. 6d. per tin respectively.