HC Deb 04 February 1947 vol 432 c312W
64. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade why United Kingdom manufacturers of mirrors are denied sufficient sheet and plate glass to hold the home market against foreign imports, while British sheet and plate glass are supplied to their foreign competitors; and whether he will remove any restriction upon British manufacturers' access to British raw materials.

Mr. Belcher

Only token imports of mirrors are now being allowed and their value could equal at most about two per cent. of current home production. Supplies of sheet and plate glass are short and have to be rationed by the manufacturers. This glass is not being exported to Belgium, which has by far the largest share of the token import quota.

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