HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 c204W
Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the difficulties caused in schools by the shortage of steel pen nibs; and whether he will take steps to have increased supplies available.

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, and following consultations between my Department and the Board of Trade action has been taken which should result in bigger supplies of nibs being available for the home market, including the schools.