HC Deb 01 April 1946 vol 421 cc113-4W
80. Major Symonds

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the continued shortage of ophthalmic lenses in this country, he will, as a temporary measure, grant licences for the import of limited quantities of optical glass to enable outstanding arrears of work to be completed without further delay.

Mr. Marquand:

Applications for import licences will be considered. I am hoping, however, that, as the supply of skilled labour for manufacturing the lenses increases, the need for granting import licences will diminish.