asked the President of the Board of Trade why the allocation of yarn for the manufacture of healds for export has been stopped; and if he will alter this decision
New allocations of cotton yarn for export purposes have been suspended at present in view of heavy arrears of production in the cotton industry. I am mindful, however, of the particular need of manufactures of healds and am taking steps which, I hope, will ensure that continuity of production for export is maintained.
Will they be permitted to have an allocation of yarn in the very near future?
I think so, but I should not like to say definitely.
Could the hon. Gentleman say what is the total amount involved?
I am afraid I could not without notice.
Is it not very small?