§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can explain the cause of the shortage of saucepans in the shops of North Berkshire; whether he is aware of the ill-effects this deficiency has on making the best use of the food available; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy this condition in the immediate future.
§ Mr. Dalton
Deliveries of hollow-ware, including saucepans, to North Berkshire, have been investigated, and on two occasions recently my Department has directed additional supplies to Didcot, which was the only centre that was found to be receiving less than its fair share of available supplies. The position is being carefully watched.