§ 72. Mr. G. R. Howard
asked the Minister of Food what quantity of tinplate is available to the British canning industry at the present moment.
§ Mr. Howard
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a considerable 1159 shortage of tinplate for this industry, and, while there is this shortage, will he make representations to his right hon. Friend to see that no tinplate is exported to Japan?
§ Lady Tweedsmuir
Is the Minister aware that firms in Scotland are not even receiving their allocations, and can he ensure that all tinplate manufacturers will at least receive their full allocations?
§ Colonel Stoddart-Scott
Can the Minister say whether the amount is less than last year, and, if so, what is the percentage reduction?