Dumping.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons on 10th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

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asked the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act he has received since 1st October last which allege that goods are being dumped from Germany; how many of these complaints he has referred to Committees for investigation; and what action, if any, he has taken with regard to such complaints as have not been referred by him to Committees?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Something short of 120 trades or branches of trades have communicated with the Board since the coming into force of Part: II of the Act in August, 1921, but the majority of these have not progressed beyond the stage of inquiry with a view to formulating complaints. Of those which have so progressed, 45 related to goods manufactured in Germany, and of these 13 were referred to Committees; in 29 cases complainants failed to establish a prima facie case, or withdrew the complaints or have been asked to furnish further information: and three are at present under consideration.