§ 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.