HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 c626
38. Mr. Burke

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether, in view of the fact that the Government are prepared to assist any industries which are properly organised in recapturing and safeguarding export trade, he can give any definite assurance that Government aid will be forthcoming to the Lancashire cotton industry as soon as the current proposals for its reorganisation have been given legislative effect?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

The proposals now under consideration for legislation for the cotton industry contain specific provision for financial assistance from the Government in certain directions. Apart from this, such assistance as the Government can give towards maintaining and expanding export trade will naturally be given to this as to other industries.

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