HC Deb 31 May 1934 vol 290 cc364-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish the results of any recent comparative tests on the weaving of cotton cloth by automatic, semi-automatic and Lancashire type-weaving machinery?


I understand that large-scale comparative tests of the kind referred to by my hon. Friend have been undertaken in Lancashire and that a report on the matter was published in 1932 by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation. I am not aware of any more recent tests on a comparable scale, although I observe that certain data have been, and are being, published from time to time in the Press and technical journals.