Cotton mills are closing because of the loss of world markets.
Preston, Lancashire & London.
GV. Preston cotton mills with man reading paper on foreground, & SV. CU. Paragraph in paper read "Modern Mills Lay Off" GV. Interior, Cotton Mill - empty, & SV. Idle machinery, & SCU. & CU. SCU. Manager locking gates as he leaves, & SV. Manager walks away. SV. Office workers putting notices into pay packets of workers at another mill, & CU. & SCU. GV. Modern weaving shed where one weaver works on 20 looms, & SV. SCU. Girl operator, pan to bobbins. CU. Yarn going through machines at speed. SCU. Another machine operating at speed. SV. A man walks over and stops his machine. CU. Wheels stopping. SCU. Girl stopping her machine. CU. Girl removing bobbin and removing thread. LV. Clothes piling up in the warehouse, & SV. GV. Japanese cargo ship 'Akita Maru' unloading at London docks, & AS. Bows showing name. SV. Cyril Lord on dictaphone in his office. SCU. Cyril Lord removing Japanese produced articles from his desk drawer: a nylon dress, price 8/6, another nylon dress, price 12/6, a shirt, price 3/6. CU. Various Japanese produced articles on Lord's desk. CU. He starts talking (natural sound): "The livelihood of 360,000 people depends on the Lancashire's cotton industry... in order to preserve their jobs... we must eliminate the imports of these materials now." GV. No 10 Downing Street. SV. Sir Raymond Streat, head of cotton delegation arrives at No 10 followed by other delegates. SCU. Sir Raymond Streat. SV. Rest of delegation entering No 10.