Japanese Cotton Imports

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th October 1952.

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Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth 12:00 am, 30th October 1952

These particular contracts were placed as long ago as between February and September last year before I was at the Board of Trade. As a matter of fact, at the time when they were placed the capacity was not available in Lancashire to take up the orders.