HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c202W
107. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many individuals were employed by the Wool Control on 1st February, 1949, or on the last convenient date; and how many will be employed on 1st April, when further of the duties of this war-time control cease.

Mr. H. Wilson

The staff of the Wool Control on 1st February, 1949, was equivalent to 114 full-time workers. The relaxation of control announced for 1st April concerns the export of merino tops. The detailed licensing work for this is done by the Wool Export Group so that this particular relaxation will not reduce the work at the Control, but other reductions will be made as soon as circumstances permit.