HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 cc126-7W
73. Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the demand for sodium compounds both from home and overseas markets considerably exceeds the supply; and whether he has considered increasing the supply by employing firms other than Imperial Chemical Industries on their manufacture.

Mr. Belcher

I am aware that the demand for most sodium compounds tends to exceed the supply, and we are taking all the measures possible to increase it, including the support of suitable projects put forward by firms other than the one mentioned by my hon. Friend.