HC Deb 09 April 1940 vol 359 c479W
Sir R. Clarry

asked the Minister of Supply whether, in maintaining normal home industries, arrangements have been made by the steel control to provide an adequate allocation of wire necessary to florists in the preparation of formal floral tributes of all kinds; and what is the total quantity made available and the proportion now allocated to the total pre-war consumption?

Sir A. Duncan

I have been asked to reply. It has been necessary to curtail supplies of wire to the less essential home industries. Supplies to florists are at present being allocated on the basis of 33⅓ per cent. of their 1938 consumption.