HC Deb 04 May 1925 vol 183 c562
6. Mr. VIANT (for Miss WILKINSON)

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can state how many cotton mills are at present closed down in Bombay; the reason for same; and how many workmen are locked out or on strike in the Bombay cotton industry?


According to information available two mills have closed down owing to unfavourable profit and loss account on the year's working and a third as the result of a strike of 300 weavers. I do not know how many workmen are affected. All other recent strikes and lockouts have been terminated by the workers resuming work or fresh hands being engaged.


Is it true that the President of the Millowners' Association in Bombay bears the name of Saklatvala?


Perhaps the hon. Member will be good enough in his courtesy to give notice of that question.