Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act.

– in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

48.

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the Executive Committee of the Imperial Commercial Association asking, as a matter of extreme urgency, that the Government should set up a Commission to inquire into the administration of the working of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, and what action he proposes to take?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I have been asked to reply. As Part I of the Act has been in operation for less than nine months, and no orders have as yet been made under Part II, such an inquiry would be premature, and the Government are not prepared to adopt the suggestion.