HC Deb 04 February 1943 vol 386 c1023
5. Major Peto

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the increasing shortage of optical lenses; and whether, in view of the importance of individual visual efficiency in maintaining and increasing the output of war factories, he can give an assurance that sufficient labour is left available for lens production?

Mr. Bevin

Yes, Sir, I am fully aware of this problem, on which my Department is in close touch with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Supply.