asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why there is such a lack of fencing wire in East Scotland that farmers even with permits are being told they must wait 18 months for delivery.
§ Mr. Woodburn
I am not aware that the delay in obtaining delivery of fencing wire is so great as the hon. and gallant Member suggests. There is, however, a shortage of all forms of wire and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply has taken steps to increase production and has undertaken to look into the cases of shortages reported to him.