§ Mr. Thornton
asked the President of the Board of Trade what percentages of the spinning spindles, doubling spindles and looms which qualify for compensation payments under the Cotton Industry Act, 1959, were already stopped prior to 23rd April, 1959.
§ Mr. Maudling
The following table shows the percentages of machinery in place at 24th April, 1959, which (a) was stopped at that date and (b) has been submitted for scrapping:—
— (a) Stopped at 24th April 1959 (b) Submitted for scrapping Spindles (Spinning) 35 49 Spindles (Doubling) 37 36 Looms 30 40