Procedure.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons at on 17 July 1922.

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Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what alterations in procedure under the Safeguarding of Industries Act he contemplates to secure speedier decisions?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

No, Sir. It is, however, my intention at an early date, when the Reports of the Committees now sitting have been received, to review the position with a view to seeing what alterations, if any, can usefully be made in the procedure under the Act.

Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

Will that be done by amending legislation introduced in this House?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

That entirely depends upon whether it will be necessary to do anything, and, if so, what.

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

Will that include the suspension of the Act?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

That had not occurred to me

Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

But the right hon. Gentleman admits that the present procedure is unsatisfactory?