Clothing Industry

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 1949.

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Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South 12:00 am, 8th March 1949

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement as to his intentions for a proposed development council for the clothing industry.

Photo of Mr John Edwards Mr John Edwards , Blackburn

My right hon. Friend cannot make a statement until he has considered the comments on the proposals for a Clothing Development Council which he published in January.

Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South

Can the hon. Gentleman ensure that the development council order will not be made while large and important sections of the industry are still opposed to this proposal?

Photo of Mr John Edwards Mr John Edwards , Blackburn

I cannot say any more until my right hon. Friend has considered the comments.