§ 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.