§ 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