HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 c238W
118. Mr. Hale

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the decision of the Muschamp Engineering Co. Ltd. to discontinue manufacture at Oldham is due to falling orders for textile machines consequent on the recession in the textile industry; and whether he will now consider the possibility of the re-equipment of cotton mills on the basis of the provision of long-term Government leasing of machines.

Mr. J. Rodgers

According to my information no such decision has been taken. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No."