HC Deb 26 July 1949 vol 467 c109W
73. Mr. Edward Davies

asked the President of the Board of Trade in which industries Development Councils have now been set up as provided for in the Industrial Organisation Development Act, 1947; and what others are under review.

Mr. J. Edwards

Development Councils have been set up in three industries: cotton, furniture, and jewellery and silverware. We are in consultation with five other industries about proposals for Development Councils. The industries concerned are the clothing, wool, hosiery, pottery, and cutlery industries. My right hon. Friend has laid before Parliament the draft of an order to establish a Development Council for the clothing industry, and my hon. Friend will probably be aware that proposals have recently been published for a Development Council for the wool textile industry.