HC Deb 26 October 1944 vol 404 cc350-1
68. Mr. Mort

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that rubber teats for babies' feeding bottles are unobtainable in Swansea; and will he take steps to remedy the position.

Captain Waterhouse

As my right hon. Friend stated on 26th September, a substantial increase has been made in the allocation of rubber for the manufacture of teats, and I am glad to say that the manufacturers have since reported large increases in their weekly production. Steps are being taken to ensure that all parts of the country receive the benefit of these increases, but a special inquiry is being made into the position at Swansea.