§ 8. Mr. Crouch
asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount of home-produced wool in 1948 and 1954.
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?
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?