HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 c1080W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an extensive inquiry into costs, prices, and profits arising from the manufacture of cotton materials was undertaken by the Standing Committee on the investigation of prices of the Profiteering Act Department; and, if so, whether he will arrange for the publication of the results of the inquiry?


A preliminary inquiry into the costs, prices, and profits of the manufacture of cotton yarns and cloths was made by the Chief Accountant to the Central Committee, but the Standing Committee did not proceed with the inquiry. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative.