HC Deb 18 November 1946 vol 430 c487
1. Mr. Thomas Reid

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what changes in the price of jute occurred recently in India when price controls were removed.

The Under-Secretary of State for India (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

The Calcutta market quotation for raw jute of nth November Was Rs. 180 per bale of 400 lb., compared with the maximum permissible price before control was removed of Rs. 87 per bale.

Mr. Reid

Can my hon. and learned Friend say how much jute the Jute Control purchased at the reduced control price; what stocks are now in hand; and how long they will suffice?

Mr. Henderson

I am afraid I could not answer that question without notice.

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