§ 14. Mr. DOUGLAS HACKING (for Mr. HAMMERSLEY)
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any progress to report concerning the plans of the Government for the reorganisation of the cotton trade?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on the 24th February, of which I am sending him a copy. My right hon. 972 will realize that the question goes far beyond that on the Paper.
Friend the Home Secretary and I await the views of the Joint Committee of Cotton Trade Organisations on the matters which they were asked to consider.
§ Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman will get really busy on this matter and do something?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
Meetings are being held very regularly, but at the moment certain questions have been addressed to the representatives of the trade, and we must await their reply?
§ Mr. HERBERT GIBSON
May I ask whether the question of unnecessary middlemen is being discussed at the moment?