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Cotton Industry (Development Council)

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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80.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the names of employers and operatives to serve on the Cotton Board, 1948, can now be announced.

No. In accordance with an undertaking given to the House by the then President of the Board of Trade during the passage of the Industrial Organisation and Development Bill, the proposals for a Development Council for the cotton industry were published early this month as a non-Parliamentary publication and trade interests and others concerned have been given until 31st January to put forward suggestions for amending them. The draft Order cannot be finalised until after that date. The Board of Trade will then consult representative organisations in the industry, as required by the Industrial Organisation and Development Act, 1947, in regard to appointments to the proposed Council.