HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 c57W
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.