HC Deb 05 December 1945 vol 416 cc2331-2
72. Major John White

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there is a shortage of electric power plugs in East Kent; that this shortage is holding up the completion of housing construction and repairs, while causing hardship to householders without alternative means of cooking and heating; and if he will take step's to make supplies available.

Mr. Ellis Smith

My information is that the production of electric power plugs is sufficient to meet present essential demands. If the hon. and gallant Member would give me particulars of any specific case of shortage, I will have it inquired into.

Major White

Is the Minister aware that there is a widespread view amongst the public that these plugs are being deliberately held up so that they shall not use fuel?

Mr. Ellis Smith

I will see that the trade is consulted with regard to the distribution in the area about which the hon. and gallant Gentleman is concerned.

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