§ 9. Mr. Hale
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of deputations from Lancashire, with reference to the cotton textile industry, which have been received by his Department in a period from October, 1951, to September 1958; what assurances have been given to them; and to what extent those assurances have been fulfilled.
§ Sir D. Eccles
Since 1951 Board of Trade Ministers and officials have received a very large number of such deputations. Where assurances were given every effort will have been made to carry them out.