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Mending Wool

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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101.

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the supply of mending wool has decreased in Southern England; and what steps he is taking to facilitate the repair of woollen garments.

Supplies of mending wool have decreased because of the loss of production during the fuel crisis, but I have no information to suggest that the shortage is worse in Southern England than elsewhere. The worsted spinners, who produce this wool, have been given preference in fuel supply, and I hope that deliveries will improve in the coming months.