asked the Lord Privy Seal whether His Majesty's Government has considered the recommendation of the Statutory Committee that a duty should be imposed on fabric gloves under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act; whether a decision has been made; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay?
I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to the answer given to the hon. Member for Chippenham on Monday last. I hope to be in a position to make a statement on the subject at an early date.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that owing to the combination of slump and dump German manufacturers can send their gloves into this country at half the price at which British manufacturers can make them, and that if a British manufacturer makes 40,000 of these gloves he can employ 250 hands, and will he frustrate the efforts of these free trade fraternisers?