GREAT BRITAIN: 250,000 Words Later

At 2:30 one afternoon last week, Britain's House of Commons met for debate. For the next 36 hours and 20 minutes—with but one 63-minute break—Tories and Socialists battled one another across the dividing aisle. When it was all over and the last sleepy M.P. had dragged himself home to bed, Hansard, the official House of Commons record, was thicker by 250,000 words.

Lancashire Is Alarmed. First on the House agenda was the alarming and growing slump in Britain's textile industry (see below). In the soot-stained towns of Lancashire, cotton mills by the score...

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