HC Deb 05 March 1951 vol 485 cc5-6W
69. Mr. P. Wells

asked the Minister of Supply if he will increase the supply of wire to hop growers who are finding it impossible to maintain existing acreage on existing allocations.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Distribution of galvanised wire of the type used by hop growers is not controlled by the Government. I understand, however, that despite the shortage of zinc, the principal manufacturers expect that deliveries to hop growers will be maintained at last year's level.