§ 103. Mr. Drayson
asked the President of the Board of Trade why the allocation of linseed oil for incorporation in paints, varnishes and enamels for the export trade is at present only 18 per cent. of the quantity required to execute orders that are in hand.
§ Mr. Belcher
There is a very large and expanding demand for paint for housing and other essential purposes in this country, including the painting of highly manufactured goods destined for export markets. In these circumstances, I am afraid that the special allocation of linseed oil to the export group of the paint industry, which was increased last autumn, cannot be further increased at present.