§ 54. Mrs. Castle
asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of the additional £20 million to £25 million worth of textile orders to be placed by his Department will be for wool and cotton goods, respectively.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
Tenders for textiles to be ordered under this scheme are being invited as quickly as possible under an accelerated procedure and some contracts have already been placed. I cannot, however, say at this stage how much of the £20–£25 million will be spent on cotton and wool goods, respectively.