§ 65. Mrs. Castle
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now make a statement on the Government's proposals for dealing with the competition from imported Indian cloth, which is undermining the stability of the Lancashire cotton industry.
§ Mrs. Castle
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that on 15th April the Blackburn Chamber of Commerce made publicly an appeal to the Government for immediate action and emphatically and unanimously recorded its concern at the delay in helping Lancashire? Is he aware also that the National Chamber of Trade, at its conference yesterday, repeated this call for action, and when will the Government listen to these non-partisan appeals by business men?
Mr. H. Wilson
Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether the statement which the Chancellor of the Exchequer indicated that we might expect before the Dissolution will refer only to changes in the Indian tariff on Lancashire goods, or will it deal also with the question of Indian exports into Great Britain?