HC Deb 08 March 1946 vol 420 cc133-4W
Major Lloyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the difficulty experienced by Messrs. Shanks and Company, Limited, of Barrhead, in securing sufficient stitched cotton mops, the shortage of which is holding up production of many fittings for houses and for export; and whether he will arrange to increase production of these mops.

Sir S. Cripps

1 am aware of the shortage of stitched cotton mops and, to meet the difficulty, a substantial increase has been made in the yarn allocation for this purpose for the current quarter.