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Soap Supplies, Reading

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 16 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that there is a great shortage of hard soap in the Reading area, and people living in the country districts experience difficulty in obtaining supplies; and if he will take steps to improve the position.

There is some shortage of hard soap in the Reading area, as in other parts of the country. Manufacturers were reminded in April to increase the proportion of the output of hard soap and an improvement should be noticeable from now on, as it takes about 16 weeks to effect a change over in production.