HC Deb 20 May 1952 vol 501 c28W
94. Mr. Horobin

asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether, in view of the importance of facilitating trial of the raw cotton purchasing proposals of the Hopkins Report, combines and groups of mills will be permitted to opt out in respect of their individual mills and not be required to do so in respect of the whole combine or group.

Mr. H. Strauss

Yes. Provided that combines and groups of mills are prepared to keep individual records and stocks for each unit in the combine or group, they may make a separate option for each unit. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the letter in which all users of raw cotton were informed of this.