A Labour MP will be hosting a debate in Westminster Hall on Tuesday morning on the state of the UK textile, clothing and footwear industry.

Kali Mountford, MP for Colne Valley and Secretary of the All Party Group on Textiles, Clothing and Footwear, Kali Mountford Labour MP for the Colne Valley wants to highlight the plight of the industry and ensure textiles and clothing have a high priority following the restructuring of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Ms Mountford also wants to draw attention to new developments in the industry, and to reinforce the need for a simplification of the grants scheme promised by Patricia Hewitt last week.