HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 cc1502-3W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the shortage of bottles for medical supplies which is impeding medical practice, and which is due to lack of labour; and if he will include skilled glass-bottle makers as eligible for release under Class B.

Sir S. Cripps

Glass bottles generally are in short supply, but priority is given to bottles required for food, drink and medicines. I am considering urgently with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour what further steps can be taken to increase the labour force in the industry, including the return of skilled workers.