HC Deb 26 January 1956 vol 548 c42W
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.