HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c15W
Commander Douglas Marshall

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the shortage of six to seven foot split willow or hazel hoops for lobster and crab pot making, particularly in Looe and Polperro; and if he will give an assurance of immediate action to increase supplies.

Sir S. Cripps

My attention has not previously been called to such a shortage. There is no statutory control over the supply, but voluntary arrangements exist for giving priority to essential orders for willows on application to the National Basket and Willow Trades Advisory Committee, at 103, Cannon Street, London.