§ Mr. GILBERT
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state approximately what stocks of wool are still held in this country or any Dominions on Government account; what steps are being taken to clear these stocks; and can he give any probable date as to when these stocks will be completely sold?
I have been asked to answer this question. The remaining stocks of wool held in this country on Government account amount to 57,409 bales. No Government owned wool is held abroad. These stocks are being sold by auction during the next three 1339W months and it is at present anticipated that the last bales will be sold in Liver-pool on 2nd May next.