HC Deb 13 March 1950 vol 472 c36W
100. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he continues to require manufacturers of white overall coats and caps for milking and udder cloths to export a large proportion of their output, when many home farmers are unable to obtain these essentials; and if he will permit sufficient supplies to reach the home market.

Mr. Rhodes

The removal of supply difficulties for these goods depends upon an increase in the production of the cloths from which they are made. These cloths are in heavy demand for both the home and export markets. All practicable steps are being taken to achieve an increase in output and the total supply of overall cloths to the home market is now showing some improvement.