HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 c1933W
Sir L. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that it will be possible to continue adequate purchases of mercury despite any loss of supplies from Spain?

Mr. Stanley

The Board of Trade have kept a close watch on the mercury position and, as at present advised, I see no reason to expect that sufficient supplies of mercury from Spain and other sources will not continue to be available for the needs of this country.