HC Deb 17 February 1944 vol 397 c317
8. Mr. Hewlett

asked the Minister of Labour whether any assessment has been formed by his Department of the manpower requirements of the cotton industry after the war.

Mr. Bevin

I am in close touch with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, who is discussing post-war problems with the industry, but, until these discussions are further advanced, it would be premature to attempt to make an estimate of the kind referred to in the Question.