§ 16. Mr. Bossom
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps he is 240W taking to overcome the difficulties his contractors are experiencing in obtaining the essential copper and lead for cables.
§ Mr. Burke
The amount of lead allocated to cable manufacturers is fixed by the rationing scheme covering all users of lead. There have been some arrears in the distribution of lead for the manufacturers of Post Office cables, and this is now being made good. My noble Friend has received no representations as regards copper but is looking into the position.