§ Mr. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the reasons for compelling the hosiery trade to substitute 56-58's crossbred yarns for 64's merinos for H.P. 15, in view of the fact that there is no real shortage of merinos.
§ Mr. Belcher
There is at present a very heavy demand for merino yarns and for this reason there should be a movement towards a greater use of crossbred yarns. The use of 56/58's crossbred yarns for some garments instead of the yarns previously used is, therefore, desired.