HC Deb 13 March 1946 vol 420 c1111
91. Mr. William Shepherd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the shortage of fibre board for the manufacture of corrugated containers; and the bad effect which this is having upon manufacturers in many trades; and if he will take steps to have the output of this substance increased.

Mr. Belcher

Yes, Sir. While almost as many fibre board containers are being produced as before the war, the demand has increased owing to the shortage of other packing material. Endeavours are being made somewhat to increase the supplies of fibre board, but it is important that old containers should continue to be re-used to the maximum extent possible.