HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 c80W
63. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Minister of Agriculture how much wool has been acquired by the Wool Marketing Board this year as compared with last; and if he is satisfied with the working of the scheme.

Mr. T. Williams

The amount of fleece wool acquired by the British Wool Marketing Board from the 1950 clip was 57,862,215 lb. as compared with 57,613,492 lb. for the clip of the previous year. Wool from the 1951 clip is now being taken up and present indications are that the total will be slightly in excess of the figures for 1950. I am satisfied with the operation of the Scheme.