HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 cc85-6W
68. Mr. Prescott

asked the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements have been made, or are contemplated, with the joint Anglo-American import export agency for the manufacture of textiles in Germany.

Mr. Belcher

Facilities have been provided for United Kingdom merchants and manufacturers to place orders for textiles by direct purchase or by putting in materials for further manufacture.

understand that a substantial contract was recently placed for wool combing and that negotiations are proceeding for wool and cotton cloth. The Board of Trade has placed a contract for a small quantity of cotton yarn and the possibility of obtaining cotton piece goods to supplement home utility production is under consideration.