HC Deb 20 May 1947 vol 437 c234W
Mr. Martin

asked the President of the Board of Trade what stocks of wool existed in this country on 1st January. 1939, 1945 and 1947, respectively.

Sir S. Cripps

Stocks of wool in the United Kingdom on 1st January,1945, and 1st January, 1947, were 728 m Ilion lb. and 649 million lb., greasy weight, respectively. Stocks at 1st January, 939, are not known, but at the outbreak of war they were about 550 million lb