HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 c115W
101. Mr. G. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the supply of mending wool has decreased in Southern England; and what steps he is taking to facilitate the repair of woollen garments.

Mr. Wilson

Supplies of mending wool have decreased because of the loss of production during the fuel crisis, but I have no information to suggest that the shortage is worse in Southern England than elsewhere. The worsted spinners, who produce this wool, have been given preference in fuel supply, and I hope that deliveries will improve in the coming months.