§ Mr. Cooper-Key
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in the Hastings area there has been no improvement in the supply of terry 74W squares in recent months; what is the cause of this prolonged shortage, and what steps are being taken to make adequate supplies of this essential article available.
Mr. H. Wilson
The deliveries of terry squares by manufacturers are now improving and the figures for January and February of this year show a 30 per cent. increase over those for September last. The benefit of these increased deliveries has not yet been fully felt in the shops, but the position there should soon show a definite improvement.