§ Mr. Burke
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the wool control has made concessions whereby cloth manufacturers are able to advise pre-war customers that they can now accept orders for export; and will he make such concessions to the cotton trade as will enable that industry to prepare for supplying overseas markets.
§ Mr. Dalton
I have been able recently to approve a limited amount of production of high grade wool piece goods for export to the United States and Latin America. But the output of the cotton industry is barely sufficient to meet essential home and Empire needs, and I regret that nothing can at present be spared for export to the United States and Latin America.