HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 c65W
1. Mr. Walkden

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give information as to the present percentage ratios of production of woollen and worsted cloths distributed to the trade for utility and non-utility manufacturers and for the export market.

Sir S. Cripps

Of present wool cloth production, 75 per cent. comes on the home market, 20 per cent. goes to export and rive per cent. is required for Government and public services. Of the wool apparel cloth delivered to the home market, 84 per cent. is at present utility and 16 per cent. non-utility. Separate figures for woollen and worsted cloth respectively are not available.