HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 c66W
82. Captain Crowder

asked the President of the Board of Trade what the position is as regards the supply of filter presses for the china clay industry.

Mr. Belcher

The manufacturers of filter presses are heavily loaded with orders from many using industries, including sanitary ware and tile factories as well as china clay producers. It is, therefore, inevitable that there should be rather a long interval between the placing of an order and the delivery of a press, but my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply is doing his best to assist the production of the filter press manufacturers.