HC Deb 12 December 1950 vol 482 cc135-6W
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 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.