HC Deb 28 April 1952 vol 499 c50W
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.