§ Mr. Linstead
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will be able to increase the allocation of rubber to manufacturers of rubber hot water bottles to ensure an incresed supply to the public by next winter.
§ Mr. Belcher
Since last autumn, when the full scale production of rubber hot water bottles was resumed, there has been no restriction on the amount of rubber which manufacturers may acquire and use for this purpose. Production for the home market is now at a rate well in excess of prewar consumption.