HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 cc26-7W
Mr. Barnett

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the closure of a textile mill in Royton affecting 300 employees, arising from the increased imports of sheeting, he will now take action to control such imports.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Present quotas for imports of cotton textiles are already based on an extensive system of categories and any further tightening of this system could prejudice international acceptance of the quota system as a whole.