Rubber Salvage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 28th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (1) whether he is aware that as a result of the publication of a rubber salvage campaign, without details of the exact method with which this scheme is to be carried into operation, scrap rubber which, before the announcement, was sold by manufacturers quite freely, is now being withheld by them, as a result of which plants engaged on the preparation of vital material are at a standstill for half of each week, due to the shortage of raw materials; and what action he proposes to take to deal with this situation;

(2) why proper price control has not been introduced in connection with the rubber salvage campaign?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Particulars of the rubber salvage scheme and of the maximum prices were announced on 24th January. So far as I am aware, no plants are held up for lack of scrap rubber.

Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

Will my hon. Friend investigate any cases which I bring to his notice?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

Certainly, Sir; I shall be very glad to do so.