§ 80. Mr. Donnelly
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that shipbuilding contracts are being lost to other countries through shortage of teak; and what steps he proposes to take to secure larger supplies of teak.176W
Mr. H. Wilson
I am not aware that any orders have been lost to British shipbuilders because of the shortage of teak. Teak is imported by private traders, but world supplies are very limited and are likely to remain so until general conditions in some of the main producing areas are more settled.