HC Deb 04 June 1957 vol 571 c1058
17. Mr. Burke

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the failure of the cotton industry's delegation to the Far East, what steps he now proposes to take in order to stem the flood of cheap cotton goods into this country from India. Pakistan and Hong Kong.

Mr. Walker-Smith

As my right hon. Friend said in his reply to the right hon. Member for Huyton (Mr. H. Wilson), on 27th May, he is seeing members of the Cotton Mission together with the Chairman of the Cotton Board later this afternoon, and I should prefer to say no more until we have had an opportunity of considering their report.

Mr. Burke

In view of the proposed meeting, I do not wish to press the matter further at the moment.