HC Deb 08 July 1918 vol 108 c43
80. Mr. WATT

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the arrangement with wool brokers in Scotland which held last year is to have effect again this season, that all wool declared by the brokers to be second rate or broken is to be in the option of these same brokers to purchase and make large profits on, or is a new arrangement to be made which will not offer an inducement to brokers to condemn wool to the detriment of farmers and advantage to themselves; and will the War Office purchase also the second-rate wool?


All wool, with the sole exception of unwashed draggings or clarts, will be purchased this season by the authorised merchants and brokers-on behalf of the War Office.