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Cotton Spinning

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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79.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the report on the redeployment of labour in the card room processes of cotton spinning at the Musgrave Mill (Bolton) under the auspices of the Cotton Board, is available for publication.

I understand from the Cotton Board that they have in course of preparation a report on the experiments on labour deployment carried out at Musgrave Mill and that they hope to publish this shortly.

81.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is intended to meet the request for increased margins for yarns made by cotton spinners and doublers; and to what extent it is estimated this would result in an increased cost of cloths.

Yes. In reply to the second part of the Question, it is estimated that the increased margins for spinning and doubling will increase the cost of cloth by rather more than one per cent.