§ 129. Mr. A. Edwards
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that manufacturers with goods ready for export are in many cases unable to ship owing to shortage of packing materials; and what he intends to do to put an end to this hold up.
§ Sir S. Cripps
There is a general shortage of packing materials at the present time but everything possible is being done to increase supplies. I am aware that some manufacturers have experienced difficulties in obtaining all they need for their exports; and in such cases we are doing our best to help within the limits of the supplies available.