HC Deb 24 July 1947 vol 440 c161W
Mr. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many foreign firms have been given permission to commence business in the hosiery trade in Great Britain since June, 1945; and how many are importing their own machines and from what countries.

Sir S. Cripps

No. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise, but I might mention that consideration is being given to an application from a firm of Czech origin for the establishment of a factory for the manufacture of stockings in Scotland.