HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc263-4W
100. Mr. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade, since it is the declared policy of His Majesty's Government only to maintain controls whilst shortages exist, why Wool Control is kept when there are about four years' wool supplies available.

Mr. Belcher

Control has been relaxed, but is still necessary for certain purposes, particularly in view of the shortage of labour in the woollen and worsted industry and the necessity for planning production of utility cloths and other goods.