§ 79. Mr. Anthony Greenwood
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that the card clothing required by the cotton spinning industry alone at present amounts to no less than 1,000 sets per quarter for current replacements and that not more than 900 sets per quarter are now being supplied; and whether, in view of the importance of reclothing carding engines in the cotton and waste spinning industries and that this reclothing is in many cases much overdue, he will take steps to ensure that more effective priority is given to supplying these requirements.
§ Mr. J. Jones
Deliveries in 1948 were on a rising scale and in the last quarter reached a value equivalent to 972 sets. Everything possible is being done to increase total supplies, and a measure of preference is being given to supplies for replacement purposes.