§ 50. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is proposed to take a final census of the industry before the Redundant Spindles Bill is brought in?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
I am not sure what kind of census my hon. Friend has in mind, but in any case the answer is in the negative. The Government have no reason to think that the Cotton Spinning Industry Bill has not the support of a sufficiently influential proportion of the trade, and they propose to re-introduce it at an early date.
§ Mr. CHORLTON
Is no further action to be taken to ascertain whether the objections raised against the Bill are as serious as they are contended to be? Are the Government satisfied that the Bill as it stands is all right?
§ Dr. BURGIN
The Government are proposing to reintroduce it. If there are any objections that are vocal on the Floor of the House, they will be replied to by the Minister in charge.