34. Mr. T. WILSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there are any representatives of the operatives in the textile industry on the committee set up to consider the position of the textile industry after the War; and, if not, whether he can see his way to put such representatives on the committee?
§ Mr. PRETYMAN
This is a purely trade committee, and consists entirely of manufacturers and merchants engaged in various branches of the textile industry. It is not intended to be a commitete representing all the various interests concerned. It is appointed to inquire and report as to the position of these trades in respect of international competition after the War. In view of the special character and objects of the committee and the importance of not unduly increasing its numbers it has not so far been thought necessary to add representatives of the operatives.