73. Mr. De la Bère
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the difficulties in securing china and some woollen goods, and since the only 136W available supplies are rejects from the export markets, he will take steps to ensure that the public are given larger allocations in the immediate future.
§ Mr. Rhodes
No. As my right hon. Friend informed the hon. Member on 24th October last, the reason for the shortages on the home market is our continuing need to earn dollars.