HC Deb 26 July 1946 vol 426 c68W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the Cotton Control in Egypt recently rejected a British firm's tender, causing the firm to sell the cotton to an Egyptian firm who immediately resold it to the Cotton Control, which transaction resulted in the consumer having to pay the addition of an increased price and two lots of commission; and whether he will have the trading operations of the Cotton Control in Egypt investigated.

Sir. S. Cripps

I have been asked to reply. I am not aware of such a case, but if my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars, I will have the matter looked into.