§ Sir J. SPEAR
asked if it is the intention of the Government to take the whole of a farmer's 1916 clip of wool if in sound condition, as is usual in ordinary sales, or will the dockings or any tied fleeces be rejected; and will the buyers be instructed to act in accordance with the usual custom in this respect?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In general, however, it is in the farmer's interest that dockings should be removed before the wool is sold and licences will be given for the purchase and sale of dockings on application to the Army Contracts Department, Tothill Street, S.W., or to any of the district wool purchase offices. If the wool is sold by the farmer to the Department with dockings and tied fleeces allowances will be required in accordance with a scale approved by the local Advisory Committee, of which three members are agriculturists and three are representative wool buyers.