Empire Cotton Growing Corporation Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Gerald Hurst Sir Gerald Hurst , Manchester Moss Side

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asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the passage into law of the Empire Cotton Growing Corporation Bill is required for the purpose, inter alia, of fulfilling obligations entered into by the Lancashire cotton spinners with the Board of Trade, and that the Bill is backed by representatives of all classes and all political parties in Lancashire; and whether he will, therefore, grant special facilities for the Bill after the Recess or, alternatively, introduce a Government Bill for the same objects?

Photo of Mr David Lloyd George Mr David Lloyd George , Caernarvon District of Boroughs

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the Government will consider whether it is possible to grant facilities for the Bill after the Recess, but I cannot at this stage give any definite undertaking.