§ 56. Mr. PERKINS
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is 642 aware of the unsatisfactory quality of the carpets on the floor of the House; and whether he will state the price paid for these carpets and the country of origin?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The carpets were made in London. They are of the same make and quality as those previously supplied which have always proved quite satisfactory. The "shedding" which my hon. Friend has in mind is quite a natural process during the early life of any pile carpet and should soon cease.
§ Mr. PERKINS
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the best carpets are produced in Gloucestershire?
§ Sir JOHN WARDLAW-MILNE
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that when he wants carpets it would be best to go to the carpet city of Kidderminster.
§ Mr. 0RMSBY-G0RE
As a, matter of fact, contracts for carpets for other Departments have been placed with Kidderminster, Axminster and other places.