§ 12. Mr. Chorlton
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any Enabling Bill giving statutory powers for any section of the cotton industry will be brought in in the current Session?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Dr. Burgin)
The Government programme of prospective legislation for the current Session does not include any such measure.
§ 18. Mr. Chorlton
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now prepared favourably to consider an export bounty on cotton goods as the real remedy for the distress in the cotton districts of Lancashire and also in those getting coal, due to the greatly reduced demand with so many factories stopped?
§ Dr. Burgin
His Majesty's Government have constantly in mind the need to promote the cotton export trade by all appropriate means, and particularly by trade agreements. As regards the method of export bounty, I can add nothing to the replies given to my hon. Friend on previous occasions in answer to similar questions.
§ Mr. Chorlton
Can my hon. Friend give any more details of schemes proposed to aid cotton exports, in view of the large amount of unemployment?