I am aware of the rise in the price of mercury, but my information does not suggest that there is any serious difficulty in obtaining supplies for industrial purposes in this country. I know of nothing in the situation which would justify representations to the Government of the United States.
I have had a look at this matter. It is my information that the importers and main users in this country do not expect undue difficulty in the maintenance of supplies. I have no evidence that the increased imports by the United States of America are due to increased stockpiling.