HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc202-3W
109. Mr. Cobb

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give an assurance that sufficient yarn will be supplied to justify the capital expenditure incurred by those manufacturers in the woollen textile industry who instal new automatic looms.

Mr. H. Wilson

All the woollen spun yarn required for new automatic looms can be supplied. The supply of worsted yarn is not, however, sufficient for all demands; a weaver who instals new automatic looms is being allocated extra worsted yarn on the basis of single-shift working of those looms until the shortage, which is temporary, has been further reduced.