§ 41. Mr. John Hall
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the extent of the hardship caused to the furniture industry by the Government's economic measures; and what action he proposes to take to check the rise in unemployment and short-time working in the industry.
§ Mr. Hall
Does the Minister not agree that this is a very disappointing reply? Is he not aware that the furniture industry, particularly in my constituency, is going through a very difficult time and that several firms are faced with the possibility of having to suspend business? Will he, therefore, look at the matter again to see whether he can prevent the increase in hardship in the industry?