HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 c163W
107. Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that there are looms still in use in Oldham, constructed in the nineteenth century; and what steps are now being taken for the supply of more modern machinery to assist in the export drive.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

A report by the Committee, set up under the chairmanship of Lord Justice Evershed, to investigate the problems of the manufacture and supply of modern weaving machinery for the cotton industry will be published shortly. I am now considering this report in consultation with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and I would ask my hon. Friend to await its publication.