§ 21. Sir John Wardlaw-Milne
asked the President of the Board of Trade why hosiery needles are still being imported, when home producers have idle machinery and can supply all requirements.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Lyttelton)
Owing mainly to shortage of suitable labour, home production of hosiery needles is insufficient to meet all requirements. I am trying to get the existing capacity manned up.
§ Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne
Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the meantime hosiery needles are being imported to a larger extent than is really necessary?
§ Mr. Lyttelton
I am aware that a large number are imported, but the number, I think, is not in excess of what is required.