HC Deb 03 June 1943 vol 390 c383W
Mr. McNeil

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is now in a position to issue a list of the soap and fat-splitting factories now closed and scheduled for closing?

Mr. Mabane

Notification to cease manufacturing soap has been issued to 27 firms. Of these, only four have actually transferred production to essential factories, so far. It is not considered desirable to publish the list of firms just mentioned, but I shall be happy to let my hon. Friend have a copy for his confidential information.