HC Deb 13 February 1951 vol 484 cc38-9W
76. Mr. Kaberry

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the present allocation of sulphur is likely to be increased in the near future, having especial regard to the possibility of unemployment which may result from shortage and the interference with production for re-equipment and rearmament of the Forces.

Mr. Rhodes

There is no likelihood of the present allocation of sulphur being increased in the near future unless we can secure considerably larger supplies than at present from the United States, and representations have been made to the United States Government about the effects on the United Kingdom economy of the present shortages. Statutory control has been instituted over sulphur and sulphuric acid, and under that control, arrangements will be made to see that, so far as possible, necessary rearmament needs are met.