HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 cc165-6W
Mr. Prescott

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the recent visit of the Chairman of the Cotton Board to the United States of America.

Mr. H. Wilson

At my request Sir Raymond Streat visited the United States recently in his capacity as Chairman of the Cotton Board. His principal purpose was to investigate the possibilities of increasing British exports, but in addition he discussed many matters of common interest to the cotton textile industries of the two countries A return visit will shortly be made to Lancashire by representatives of the United States cotton industry