HC Deb 10 July 1947 vol 439 c244W
96. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the shortage of metal containers for foodstuffs and for other uses; and whether in the interest of building up adequate stocks of processed foods, he will arrange for canners to receive henceforward a larger allocation of the metal available.

Mr. Leonard

Apart from a comparatively small amount required for oil containers, the total tonnage of prime tinplate is already being made available for food packing.