HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 cc25-6W
104. Sir D. White

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the dearth of vacuum flasks for agricultural workers; and if he will take steps to see that an adequate supply is forthcoming, in view of the hardship caused to those who work mainly in the open and away from home.

Mr. Belcher

I am glad to say that the output of vacuum flasks has recently im- proved, and that it has, therefore, been possible to make a small increase in the number of permits for "Thermos" flasks available to agricultural and other workers. The flasks produced by other manufacturers are not subject to permit, and I am now arranging with Thermos (1925), Ltd., for them to place a small quantity on the market outside the permit scheme.