HC Deb 29 April 1941 vol 371 cc355-6W
Mr. Hamilton Kerr

asked the President of the Board of Trade the names of those persons responsible for deciding which mills should be closed down, and which should remain open, under the Concentration of Production Scheme?

Mr. Lyttelton

On the cotton industry, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to-day to my hon. Friend the. Member for Royton (Mr. Sutcliffe). The other industries that are concentrating production are up to the present being dealt with on a voluntary basis under the procedure laid down in the recent White Paper (Cmd. 6258).