§ 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 190 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.