§ 75. Mr. Molson
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that, although the price of utility cotton drill was increased by about 6d. a yard on 8th December 1950, there has been no increase in the price permitted to manufacturers whose raw material has increased accordingly by 17½ to 20 per cent.; and if he will explain the reason for this.
§ Mr. Rhodes
Yes. It has always been our policy to allow a period to elapse between an increase in the maximum prices for cloth and an increase in the maximum prices for garments, so as to ensure as far as possible that stocks of cloth bought at the lower prices are used up before the maximum prices of garments are raised.