Rubber Footwear (Repair).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Minister of Supply why the attempts of Messrs. Brown's Tyre Service, Limited, to instal modern plant for repairing rubber footwear have been systematically discouraged by his Department; and whether this policy will now be changed?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

I have not yet had time to make full inquiries into this case. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as these are completed.

Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many rubber manufacturers have done their best to discourage the repair of rubber shoes so that they can sell new ones?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

This Question appeared on the Order Paper only yesterday, and I have not yet had time to get full particulars. I will, however, write to the hon. Gentleman.