§ 84. Mr. Drayson
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an indication as to the amount of textile machinery that is idle in Lancashire and Yorkshire due to the shortage of artificial fibres.
§ Mr. Rhodes
Any shortage of artificial fibres would be felt first by the spinners and we have had no complaints from spinners either in Lancashire or Yorkshire that machinery is idle because of such a shortage. We are, however, keeping a watch on the situation.