HC Deb 18 February 1947 vol 433 cc166-7W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that the manufacturers of articles required for agricultural purposes still subject to the Control of Iron and Steel Orders have informed retailers that the prices of such articles cannot be quoted definitely since the price must be that ruling on the date of dispatch; and whether, having regard to the considerable delays in delivery, he will reconsider the necessity of retaining the controls on such materials as fencing, wire-mesh netting, barbed and plain wire, etc.

Mr. Wilmot

Maximum prices at the date of dispatch are fixed by Order. There is no evidence that this control is hampering the production of agricultural fencing and I should not, therefore, De justified in removing it whilst the shortage of materials continues.