Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons at on 29 May 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Kiley Mr James Kiley , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's


asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can arrange, in reference to the appeals before the referee under the Safeguarding of Industries Act, that the decisions of the referee shall be accepted as decisions in principle, and thus avoid the needless duplication of appeals, involving, as they do, delays, labour, and heavy financial cost: and is he aware that this was promised during the passing of the Act?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Where it is perfectly clear that the learned referee has laid down, as the basis of any decision, general principles by which he will govern himself in the consideration of pending complaints, such principles have been and will continue to be carefully considered, with a view to obviating hearings so far as possible.