Lead Pencils and Britsiiware.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Peter Raffan Mr Peter Raffan , Leigh

19.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received an application for the imposing of a duty on imported lead pencils; and, if so, can he give the date of the application and say what decision he has arrived at in connection therewith?

Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

22.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state whether he has received an application for the imposing of a duty on imported brushes and brushware; and, if so, will he give the date when that application was received and say if the same is to be referred to a Committer for investigation?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

My right hon. Friend has previously pointed out that he does not think it desirable to give information regarding the nature or scope of any particular complaint received by the Board of Trade until it is referred to a Committee.