HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 cc98-9W
104. Lady Grant

asked the Minister of Food what efforts have been made to ensure that fish merchants in Aberdeen have sufficient hoop iron to assemble the Swedish timber imported for fish boxes.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

I have no reason to think that there has been any serious interruption in the distribution of fish through the shortage of hoop iron for fish boxes, though, of course, there is a general shortage of this material. Every effort is made in co-operation with other Departments concerned to see that permits are issued to meet essential needs. If the hon. Member will give me details of any special case of shortage, I will see that investigation is made.

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