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Galvanised Buckets

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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78.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there is a shortage of galvanised buckets in the North-East of Scotland, particularly of the large-sized buckets required by farmers; and how soon an allocation for the home market may be anticipated.

I am aware that there is a general shortage of these buckets. Unfortunately, production is limited by the amount of steel available, but manufacturers have been asked to increase their supplies to the home market even at the expense of a temporary drop in exports.