§ 1. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state when the Report of the Committee to inquire into the recent increase of Messrs. Coats' cotton will be laid upon the Table; and whether such increase has proved to be justified by circumstances?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Robert Horne)
The Sub-Committee referred to in the right hon. Member's question has not yet reported.
§ Sir R. HORNE
Yes; but I think my right hon. Friend will remember that after the last Report by the Committee there was a rejoinder by Messrs. Coats which the Sub-Committee are at present considering, and which they have not yet given their decision on.