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Cotton Goods (Import)

Volume 649: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1961

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the harmful effect that the dumping of cotton goods from Spain is having an the United Kingdom cotton industry; and what action he proposes to take to stop these imports.

I am well aware of the serious difficulties confronting the cotton industry at the present time as the result of imports from Spain and other sources. I propose to visit Manchester on December 8th when I shall be discussing this and other problems with the industry.