HC Deb 06 May 1946 vol 422 c53W
102. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish periodically in the Press and in the "Board of Trade Journal" full particulars including purchase price, place of purchase, quality, amount, sale price and profit or loss to the taxpayer of all transactions in cotton entered into by His Majesty's Government.

Mr. Marquand:

No, Sir. I do not think this would be to the advantage of this country as a buyer of cotton.