8. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, having regard to the general concern among chambers of commerce, hankers, associations of employers and trade unions as to the condition of the textile industries, he will set up a Committee to inquire into the conditions of the industry?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
A Committee under the chairmanship of Sir Arthur Balfour is at present investigating the conditions and prospects of British industry and commerce, with special reference to the export trade, and I have no reason to think that an additional inquiry, confined to the textile industries, would serve any useful purpose.