HC Deb 21 June 1944 vol 401 cc189-90
50. Sir Douglas Hacking

asked the Minister of Production why the leader of the British Textile Commission returned from the U.S.A. ahead of other members; if he had made further inquiries as to whether the elimination of the cotton merchants was discussed during the visit; and when it is expected that the full Report of the mission will be received and made public.

Mr. Lyttelton

It was not possible to provide air transport for the whole Mission, but only for two. The leader and one member, therefore, came by air ahead of the others. I am assured that the Mission did not discuss the matter referred to in the second part of the Question. In reply to the last part of the Question, I have asked that every effort should be made to complete the report by the middle of next month. As my hon. Friend has already stated, I will consider the question of publication in consultation with the other Ministers concerned as soon as the report is received.