HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc531-2
23. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the shortage of mohair; and what steps are being taken to augment the supply.

Mr. H. Wilson

I am informed that there is no shortage of mohair, and, consequently, the second part of the Question does not arise.

Mr. Freeman

If I send my right hon. Friend details of a case in Newport in which perambulators for babies have been held up for three months for want of this material, will he look into this case?

Mr. Wilson

Yes, I shall certainly be prepared to look into it, but I am informed by the trade that they do not consider mohair is in short supply.