asked the President of the Board of Trade how often the Clothing Industry Development Council meet; and when a report of their activities can be expected.
The Council meets as often as is required for the transaction of its business. I am informed by the Council that it has met 10 times since its establishment in January, 1950, and that in addition the three principal committees of the Council, concerned with the heavy, light and proofed sections of the trade, have met on a number of occasions. Under Section 7 of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act, 1947, a Development Council is required to prepare a report of each year's working. The Report of the Clothing Industry Development Council for 1950 will be laid before Parliament early in the New Year.