HC Deb 28 February 1921 vol 138 cc1461-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity and value of incandescent gas mantles which have been imported during the last six months; and if many gas mantle factories in Wandsworth and elsewhere are on the point of closing down through want of orders?


The quantity of incandescent gas mantles, registered during the six months ended 31st January, 1921, as imported into the United Kingdom, was 46,938 gross and the value £101,973. This rate of importation—so far as the quantities are concerned—is small as compared with that which prevailed before the War. I am aware, however, of the difficulties now being experienced in this industry through lack of orders.