asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what for the last convenient period was the gross total of soap produced in Scotland; and what, for the same period, was the consumption of soap in Scotland for industrial and domestic purposes?
§ Mr. Mabane
It is not in the public interest to give precise figures of soap production and consumption, but I think my hon. Friend's purpose will be met if I say that the rate of production of rationed soaps in Scotland at the end of 1942 was equivalent to rather more than 40 percent. of the consumption in Scotland.