HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 cc1377-8
8. Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount of home-produced wool in 1948 and 1954.

Mr. Amory

Production in 1953–54 is provisionally estimated at 45,600 tons in the United Kingdom compared with an estimated 33,200 tons in 1947–48.

Mr. Crouch

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is a most satisfactory answer, and proves the progress that has been made in the sheep-rearing industry during the lifetime of the present Government?

Mr. Amory

I am quite sure that the whole House will be glad to see evidence of the steady improvement in agricultural output in the last few years.

Mr. T. Williams

Do not the figures indicate the real value of the guarantees given in 1947 by the Labour Government?

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