§ Mr. Randall
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the progress now being made by the Swiss textile industry regarding machinery, in particular, to the shuttle less loom which is rotated to turn out two-and-a-half times as much as the normal automatic loom; and if, in view of the interest of Latin-American countries, any British interest is being taken.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Yes, Sir. There is interest in the production of shuttleless looms in this country as well as overseas. Two United Kingdom firms have put a shuttleless loom on the market, and all possible encouragement will be given to developments of promise in this and other fields of machinery production.