HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 c366W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can now make available manilla trawl twine for light trawlers and for lobster and crab-pots, in the same way as allocations of it are made to deep-sea trawlers.

Mr. Bottomley

I have been asked to reply. No, Sir. I regret that since manilla hemp costs dollars its use must be confined to essential purposes for which no adequate substitute is available

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