HC Deb 30 January 1962 vol 652 cc78-9W
39. Mr. Donald Wade

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the outcome of his conversations with the Chairmen of Imperial Chemical Industries and Courtaulds on the proposed merger of the two firms.

Mr. N. Macpherson

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which my right hon. Friend made at the end of Questions today.

47. Mr. Woodburn

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, during his consideration of the issues involved in the proposed merger between I.C.I. and Courtaulds, he will give due consideration to the need to ensure continued production of Courtelle fibre and progress in its technical development.

Mr. N. Macpherson

My right hon. Friend has no doubt that whatever the outcome of the merger proposal, production of this successful fibre and its technical development will continue.