Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

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.