§ 9. Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Minister of Supply what are the present arrangements with regard to the supply of typewriters to the boards recently set up to operate nationalised industries; and to 844 what extent these boards received more favourable treatment than private business undertakings.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
Following the revocation in July, 1948, of the Supply of Typewriters (Restriction) (No. 2) Order, 1945, there is no control over the distribution of supplies of typewriters and boards of nationalised industries do not receive more favourable treatment than private business undertakings.
§ Mr. Sutcliffe
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he anticipates larger supplies being made available in the near future, because there is still a great shortage?
§ Mr. William Shepherd
How is the Minister able to say that the boards do not have more favourable treatment than other individuals?