Stocks in the hands of the Wool Control at 31st October were 600 million lbs. greasy weight. In addition, substantial quantities are in the hands of the trade. My Department and the Ministry of Labour are doing everything possible to assist the Wool textile industry to secure additional labour.
Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman know that warehouses in the Bradford district are bulging with wool, and the owners have to pay rental at great expense? He may think it is necessary to control a shortage, but why is it necessary to control an abundance?