HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c49W
75. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Postmaster-General approximately how many pillar boxes and wall letter boxes that have been approved are held tip for lack of steel.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Delivery of about 700 posting boxes of various types is outstanding. The delay is due to various difficulties connected with labour and raw materials but I regret I am not able to say how many boxes are held up specifically for lack of steel. I am glad to say the supply position is improving.