HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c2060
14. Mr. Douglas Marshall

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many chip basket manufacturers are actually manufacturing chip baskets in the area west of a line drawn from Bristol to Bournemouth.

Mr. H. Wilson

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Marshall

Is the President of the Board of Trade aware that if he goes into this, he will probably find that there is only one, and will he see to it that sufficient timber is given to that manufacturer to meet the demand of horticultural interests in the West of England?

Mr. Wilson

I know that the hon. Gentleman has brought this case to the notice of my officials. We shall certainly do all we can to help.