HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c5W
81. Mr. Fort

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement about supplies of raw cotton from the United States.

Mr. Rhodes

My right hon. Friend informed the House in answer to similar Questions on 14th December that he was not satisfied that an adequate share of the United States crop had then been made available to us. Since that date we have been allocated a further 30,000 bales of United States cotton, and while this allocation is a welcome advance on the previous one, the total supplies of cotton allocated to us by the United States are still not regarded as adequate. We are pursuing further discussions with the United States authorities.