§ Mr. J. L. Williams
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now hold out any hope of an early release of an increased number of bed mattresses.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Production of mattresses is limited by the supply of ticking, which shares in the general shortage of cotton goods. Increased quantities of ticking are now becoming available from new production and surpluses, and the output of mattresses is already rising substantially. The improvement, however, will be gradual, and for some time the whole or the greater part of supplies will be required to meet priority dockets.