HC Deb 11 November 1948 vol 457 c1718
58. Mr. John E. Haire

asked the President of the Board of Trade what controls in the furniture industry he is now prepared to relax.

Mr. H. Wilson

I regret that I am not yet in a position to make an announcement, but hope to do so very shortly.

Mr. Haire

Since the industry has been led to expect an early release of controls, would not my right hon. Friend expedite this matter in order to remove uncertainty which holds up production?

Mr. Wilson

I am doing all I can to get this matter settled with a view to an early announcement.