HC Deb 26 July 1944 vol 402 cc758-9
45. Mr. Kendall

asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that in the index of commodities published by his Department certain manufacturers have been prejudiced by the fact that a commodity produced by several firms is described by the name applied to it by one particular foreign manufacturer; why the only kind of synthetic strong yarn men- tioned in the index is a product called Nylon; and can he state the names of other forms of strong yarn known to his Ministry.

The Minister of Supply (Sir Andrew Duncan)

The "Raw Materials Guide" was compiled, in response to requests from many inquirers, to indicate the form of control and other particulars in regard to various commodities. Nylon was specifically mentioned, as it was subject to special control arrangements. Other strong yarns used commercially include Durafil, Fortisan, Tenasco and Tyrenka.

Mr. Kendall

Is the Minister aware that Fortisan, manufactured in this country, is very much stronger than Nylon? Will he take the necessary steps to encourage the manufacture of this important British product?

Sir A. Duncan

The purpose of this Guide has nothing to do with the respective qualities of these products.