HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c405W
127. Mr. Teeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade the British policy towards the Japanese level of industry; how far we wish the Japanese textile industry to be developed; whether any directive has been given on this subject to General Mac Arthur; and how far have British views been accepted in such a directive.

Mr. Marquand

As regards the first and second parts of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which my right hon. and learned Friend made in the House after Questions on 28th October. As regards the rest of the Question, directives setting final levels for Japanese industry have not yet been issued to General MacArthur. The matter is still under discussion by the Far Eastern Commission.