HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c579W
Mr. Tomlinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is now in a position to give to the House the result of the ballot on the draft proposals for the Enabling Bill for the Lancashire cotton industry, and, in the event of the ballot being favourable, when does he propose to introduce the Bill?

Mr. Cross

No, Sir. The ballot does not close until 25th February. It is the intention to introduce legislation without avoidable delay if the result of the ballot is considered to justify that course.