HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c215W
138. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Supply the present relation between the number of typewriters exported and the number being made available for home consumption; and whether, in view of the fact that business is being handicapped by shortage of typewriters, he will take steps to make more available for British customers at an early date.

Mr. Woodburn

Only about one-quarter of the typewriters produced in this country are being exported. The main difficulty in the way of increasing home manufacture is shortage of labour. We are doing our best to improve this position, and supplies to the home market should steadily increase.