HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 cc808-9
53. Sir Ralph Glyn

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is now in a position to make a statement concerning the method and dates on which flockmasters will be paid for their season's wool-clip, bearing in mind that merchants have taken delivery of a considerable portion already, which was sold subject to the control price being fixed; and will he therefore take steps to ensure that those who have been without any payment for some weeks shall have the sums due paid forthwith?

Mr. H. Morrison

Payment for this season's British wool will be made by the merchants authorised by the Wool Control to take up the clip. Arrangements have been made for all clips already in merchants' hands to be valued and paid for promptly. Other clips will be taken up by the merchants and valued as soon as possible, and will be paid for immediately afterwards.

Mr. Liddall

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how this season's wool-clip prices compare with last season's?

Mr. Morrison

There have been discussions on that, and a public announcement will be made.