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Cotton (Stocks)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what stocks of cotton were held and owned by the Raw Cotton Commission on the nearest available date.

On 3rd July, 1954, the Raw Cotton Commission's stocks amounted to 101,608 tons in the United Kingdom and 31,726 tons purchased but not yet arrived. A considerable proportion of these stocks has already been sold for forward delivery, but it is not the Commission's normal practice to divulge the amount of such sales.