HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc578-9
50. Mr. Lambert

asked the Minister of Supply what percentage above pre-September price is his Department paying for commandeered wool; and what is the increased percentage price at which such wool is issued for manufacturing purposes?

Colonel Llewellin

In the case of the great bulk of the wool which has been requisitioned, the compensation paid to the owners has been about 10 per cent., and the issue price for home manufacture is at present about 20 per cent., above pre-war prices.