HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc133-4W
Miss Ward

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the hosiery manufacturers are free to purchase the necessary raw materials without any restrictions or consent from his Department.

Mr. H. Wilson

Yarn required by hosiery manufacturers may now be purchased freely and without restriction except for nylon yarn, silk yarn and cashmere yarn. It is still necessary to allocate these three types of yarns for which demand considerably exceeds supply.

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