HC Deb 12 May 1969 vol 783 c956
20. Dr. Gray

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what proposals he had made for giving aid to the Indian Government to increase her exports to this country of cotton goods.

Mr. Prentice

None, Sir. Nor have I received any request from the Government of India for an allocation of aid for such purposes.

Dr. Gray

If the President of the Board of Trade does decide to impose tariffs or quotas, has my right hon. Friend any proposals in mind to compensate the Indian Government for any losses which they may suffer as far as the export of textiles is concerned, and has he any proposals to increase them?

Mr. Prentice

I think that all that is premature. As my hon. Friend told the House in answer to an earlier Question, no Government decision has yet been made on the Textile Council's Report.