HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 c266W
91. Mr. MacLeod

asked the President of the Board of Trade why wool from this country is being sent to Germany to be woven into cloth

Sir S. Cripps

As was explained in my reply to the hon. Member for Darwen (Mr. Prescott) on 22nd April, facilities have been provided for United Kingdom merchants and manufacturers to send wool, and other textile materials, into Germany for further manufacture. The use of these facilities will supplement our own cloth production, which owing to labour shortage and fuel restrictions falls much below our requirements.