Agricultural Machinery.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any complaints have been received under Part II of the Safe- guarding of Industries Act in respect of agricultural machinery, implements, or fertilisers; and if, in the event of such complaints being investigated by a Committee appointed under the Act, such Committee will be required to take into consideration the fact that foodstuffs produced in this country are not safeguarded by the Act?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I think there are objections to publishing information regarding the nature and scope of any particular complaint prior to the decision whether to refer it to a Committee. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Will the Board of Trade take into consideration the great depression in the agricultural industry at the present time and see that they are not further hampered by this Measure being put into force against them?