HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 cc9-10W
88. Mr. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that single 24's wool yarns were quoted at 16s. 6d. per lb. on 18th May as compared with 10s. immediately before devaluation; and since this wool is used for the manufacture of utility clothing, if he will make a statement on utility production and prices.

Mr. H. Rhodes

In his reply to the hon. Member for Darwen (Mr. Prescott) on 27th April, my right hon. Friend said that an application from the Wool Textile Delegation for increases in the maximum prices for the various categories of utility wool cloths was being considered. He hopes to make an announcement about this before the end of this month.