§ 67. Mr. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the shortage of mantles for Aladdin lamps in North Lincolnshire; and since this is causing hardship to people living in villages without electricity, if he will take steps to remedy the shortage without delay.
§ Mr. Ellis Smith
Yes, Sir. I am afraid this shortage has been general, but out put is rapidly increasing, and it is hoped that supplies will be adequate to meet all home demands before the summer.
§ Mr. Osborne
Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that this is not going to help my people through the dark winter? Cannot something be done now?