Cotton Industry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1947.

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Photo of Mr William Shepherd Mr William Shepherd , Bucklow 12:00 am, 12th May 1947

I was endeavouring to clear up some of the points raised by the Parliamentary Secretary, and I hope I was not going outside the ambit of his reply. I am concerned to know whether or not there was an exportable surplus of yarn. I have a copy of a letter written by the late Parliamentary Secretary which indicated that owing to the fuel crisis. there was not a surplus. Therefore it is most important that the trade should know exactly where it stands. I hope the Parliamentary Secretary will be able to tell us exactly what is the yarn export position at the present time.