HC Deb 18 March 1946 vol 420 cc289-90W
84 Mr. Touche

asked the Minister ofSupply and of Aircraft Production if he is aware of the difficulty of obtaining wire netting in the Reigate Division of Surrey without a permit from the W.A.E.C; that such permits are only granted to commercial growers, with the result that many vegetables in private gardens are destroyed by pests; and if he will take steps to improve the supply of wire netting in the interests of food production.

Mr. Wilmot

There is an overall shortage of supplies of wire netting due to the lack of skilled labour in the wire industry and to a shortage of raw materials. We are doing all we can to improve the position, and I am examining specially the needs of the small user.