Wool-Clips (Payment).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 24th July 1940.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Abingdon

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is now in a position to make a statement concerning the method and dates on which flockmasters will be paid for their season's wool-clip, bearing in mind that merchants have taken delivery of a considerable portion already, which was sold subject to the control price being fixed; and will he therefore take steps to ensure that those who have been without any payment for some weeks shall have the sums due paid forthwith?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Payment for this season's British wool will be made by the merchants authorised by the Wool Control to take up the clip. Arrangements have been made for all clips already in merchants' hands to be valued and paid for promptly. Other clips will be taken up by the merchants and valued as soon as possible, and will be paid for immediately afterwards.

Photo of Sir Walter Liddall Sir Walter Liddall , Lincoln

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how this season's wool-clip prices compare with last season's?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

There have been discussions on that, and a public announcement will be made.