HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc580-1
52. Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Supply whether he will consider making it possible for parties working for the comfort of the Services to purchase wool and materials at cheaper prices than at present?

Colonel Llewellin

Wool required for spinning into knitting wools to be used for making comforts for the fighting forces is issued by the Wool Control to spinners at the same price as that for direct military requirements, and it would not be possible to reduce this price. Voluntary organisations make their own purchases of knitting wools from spinners, wholesalers or retailers, and the prices charged arc subject to the Prices of Goods Act.

Mr. Denville

Do I understand from the Minister's reply, that these parties of women can buy wholesale?

Colonel Llewellin

It is not for us to make that arrangement for them. If they can make arrangements to buy wholesale, I hope they will do so.