§ 79. Mr. Piratin
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the shortage of cotton thread for sewing garments in the London area; and if he will take steps to ensure sufficient supplies to the clothing trade before allocating quantities for export.
§ Mr. Belcher
We are aware that some clothing firms were having difficulty in obtaining sewing thread, and we arranged some time ago for the cotton yarn allocation for thread for the home market to be increased The effect of this may not yet be fully effective, owing to the time needed to produce the finished thread, but the position should improve early next year.