HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c104W
58. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Food if his attention has been drawn to the inadequacy of soap supplies in Birmingham; and if, in view of the difficulties with which local laundries are confronted, he will take steps to remedy this shortage.

Dr. Summerskill

Stocks of soap are low in Birmingham, as in other parts of the country, although we have no evidence to show that the ration has not been met. The manufacturers are now making good the production lost during the fuel shortage, and I hope a steady improvement in distribution will follow.