HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 c728W
Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Minister of Supply whether he can state the nature of the terms offered to the members of the Liverpool Cotton Association in recognition of their ceasing to function for the duration of the war?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

Circumstances have rendered it necessary for the Government to become the sole importer and distributor of cotton. Arrangements are being made with the Liverpool and Manchester Cotton Associations to form a company which, by using the merchants' services, will act as the Government's agents for this purpose