§ 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 86W 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.