asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the inability of British Overseas Cottons, Limited, to carry out its expected functions under existing conditions, whether he will consider the abolition, or substantial decrease, of the levy of 5d. per 100 lbs. imposed on imported raw cotton to finance British Overseas Cottons, Limited.
As I stated in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Everton (Mr. Kirby) on nth June, my right hon. Friend is reviewing this matter. He hopes to reach a decision shortly.