HC Deb 13 May 1952 vol 500 cc97-8W
80. Mrs. Eirene White

asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportions of the service contracts for textile goods already placed, and what proportion of those out of tender consist of wool, cotton, rayon and part-rayon goods, respectively.

Mr. H. Strauss

Of the total value of the additional textile orders already placed by the Purchasing Departments, about 57 per cent. is for cotton goods and 23 per cent. for wool textiles. No orders have hitherto been placed for goods containing rayon or rayon mixtures.

Of the total value of the tenders at present out or under consideration about 50 per cent. is for cotton and 50 per cent. for wool goods.