HC Deb 09 December 1919 vol 122 c1157W
Lieut.-Colonel WILLEY

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that only a very small proportion of the worsted and woollen spindles existing in Poland and Czecho-Slovakia has been damaged in these countries through enemy action, and that the majority of this machinery is at present standing through inability on the part of manufacturers to find exchange to pay for importations of mill supplies and raw material necessary to put this machinery into operation; and if any inter-Allied arrangement is contemplated with a view to putting this machinery into operation, thus assisting in clothing the populations of these countries and giving employment to the industrial populations?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question, I am not aware of any such Inter-Allied arrangement.