§ 78. Mr. Bossom
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is satisfied that the present allocation of linseed oil to the paint industry is sufficient to meet all requirements of building, transport, general industry and export; or what special provisions he is making to ensure that the existing shortage is improved in time to prevent the curtailment of home industries, housing work and the export trade.
§ Mr. Belcher
In reply to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to him on 30th October last. As regards the second part, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Food is fully alive to the importance of increasing our imports of linseed oil, but, unfortunately, there is a world shortage.