HC Deb 13 March 1956 vol 550 cc18-9W
59. Mr. T. Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reports he has received about reduction in production in industries situated in Lancashire and Cheshire producing durable consumer goods.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Reports on the labour situation in the area suggest that there has been some falling off in production of some durable consumer goods, including gas and electric fires, washing machines, radio components, motor and cycle ancillaries and furniture.