§ Mr. Prescott
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the recent visit of the American Textile Mission to this country at the invitation of the Cotton Board.
§ Mr. Bottomley
The representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom cotton textile industries have agreed on a joint report, which is at present under consideration. As my right hon. Friend said in the Debate on Export Targets on 19th April, a report such as this, which is the work of two industries in these two countries must carry great weight with any Government that has to consider it, and my right hon. Friend hopes to discuss it in detail with representatives of the United Kingdom cotton industry shortly.