HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 c9W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has studied particulars, which have been sent to him, about the export of cotton and rayon piece goods; and if he will, to avoid unemployment and to help our export trade, forbid all shipments of yarn while British looms are stopped.

Mr. H. Wilson

I am aware that shortage of cotton and rayon yarn is causing difficulty for weavers in this country. Steps have already been taken to reduce exports, and the question of further restriction is being urgently considered.

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