§ 58. Mr. SUGDEN
asked the Prime Minister what steps he proposes to take to encourage the growth of cotton within the Empire, having in mind that present Empire supplies are inadequate, that cotton users in this country are at the mercy of foreign suppliers, and that the subsidy supplied in previous years to the British Cotton Growing Association by the Government has ceased?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Bridge-man)
The whole question of the measures to be taken to develop cotton growing within the Empire is being considered by a Committee appointed by the Board of Trade and representative of Government Departments, the Governments of India and the self-governing Dominions interested, and the various commercial and industrial interests concerned. I expect to receive at an early date their Report and recommendations, which will be given most careful consideration by His Majesty's Government.