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Public and Political: General: Cotton Spinning Industry Bill., 14 Jan 1936 - 13 Feb 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/289

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Correspondents on the bill include: Herbert Williams [Director, Empire Industries Association] on objections to the bill; Ernest Haigh [Ernest Varley-Haigh], Chairman, Horrockses, Crewdson and Company Limited, on the possible benefits of the bill; Patrick Donner; various mill directors and members of the cotton industry on the heavy tax proposed in the bill to pay for the scrapping of surplus equipment, the resulting unemployment and fall in the export market, asking WSC to vote against the bill and thanking him for his support.Also includes: memoranda by the Cotton Trade League on objections to the bill and on the legal difficulties for the Lancashire cotton industry in trade with East Africa, particularly in the Congo Basin Treaties and Convention of St Germain-en-Laye, and the loss of their market to the Japanese; memorandum by Ernest Haigh on the need for the bill to help rationalize the industry, the need for Government assistance, faults in the bill and alternatives to the proposed taxation; analysis by Patrick Donner of how Conservative MPs voted on the bill; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC].


  • Creation: 14 Jan 1936 - 13 Feb 1936

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