9. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade the names of the cotton-growing companies that have received assistance from the State; where they are situated and the amount of assistance granted to each company; and whether any of the companies are taking action to restrict the production of Empire-grown cotton?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
The answer to the first part of the question is that no cotton-growing companies have 1877 received assistance from His Majesty's Government, and consequently the remainder of the question does not arise.