HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c165W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade the yardage given to manufacturers of three-coupon a yard wool dress materials for the May period, 1946, and for the May period, 1948.

Mr. H. Wilson

The yardage of woollen utility cloths Nos. 210A and 235A which was accepted by manufacturers for production in the period March to June, 1946, was 858,000 linear yards, and the comparable figure for March to June, 1948, is 442,000 yards. A considerable part of the reduction is due to the reduction in the total wool utility cloth programme for women's materials between the two periods.