HC Deb 28 May 1941 vol 371 cc1852-3
51. Major Lloyd

asked the Minister of Supply why the Wool Advisory Council has not been called together in connection with the forthcoming decisions of the Wool Control Board on the subject of the new wool prices; and what are the functions of the Wool Advisory Council?

Sir A. Duncan

The British Wool Central Advisory Committees, which presumably are the consultative bodies my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind, were constituted to advise the Wool Control in connection with the purchase of home grown wool and certain related matters, so far as the farmer is concerned. In order to enable questions of agricultural policy, which are outside the province of the Wool Control, to be taken into account, the prices for the 1941 clip were settled in consultation with the Minister of Agriculture and the Secretary of State for Scotland, who entered into direct discussions with the farmers' representatives, thus making reference to the Committees unnecessary on the question of price.