§ 8. Mr. Sorensen
asked the President of the Board of Trade what volume and value of synthetic rubber is being produced in this country for home consumption and export, respectively; and to what extent this has replaced the importation of natural rubber for the manufacture of tyres and for any other purpose.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
Synthetic rubber is not yet produced in the United Kingdom on a commercial scale, although pilot plants are in existence and certain companies have announced plans for commercial production in the future.