HC Deb 07 December 1950 vol 482 c506
6. Mr. Walter Fletcher

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will ensure that adequate attention is being given to the safeguarding of stocks of strategic raw materials, in view of the necessity of their dispersion from vulnerable dock areas and the possibility of sabotage.

Mr. H. Wilson

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Fletcher

Will the right hon. Gentleman make certain that this matter is taken in hand soon, and before any emergency arises, in view of the fact that on one occasion during the war nearly half the hops of the country were destroyed by one bomb?

Mr. Wilson

This is being treated as a matter of urgency; I agree with the hon. Member's view about its importance.