HC Deb 22 February 1955 vol 537 cc1064-5
45. Mrs. Castle

asked the Prime Minister what reply he has sent to the letter he has received from cotton employers and trade union leaders in Lancashire, drawing his attention to the plight of the industry due to the imports of foreign cloth.

The Prime Minister (Sir Winston Churchill)

I received the letter to which the hon. Member refers on Saturday last. My reply is under consideration.

Mrs. Castle

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the cotton industry of Lancashire has had several "goes" at the Board of Trade on this important matter, and so far has not got anywhere? Will he either himself receive the deputation which in that letter he is requested to receive, or send it to his right hon. Friend marked, "Action this day"?

The Prime Minister

All these matters are under consideration.