HC Deb 04 December 1967 vol 755 c223W
81. Mr. Thornton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the damage which the cotton trade is suffering as a result of the difference in exchange rate which now exists between the currency of many of the scheduled territories and the £ sterling, due to the fact that the trade has consistently been refused permission to obtain cover in the foreign exchange market, if he will consider taking steps to enable him to make good the losses which have been incurred by the trade.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Representatives of the cotton trade are in touch with us, and we are still considering their representations.