Vulcanised Fibre.

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

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Photo of Mr Frank Briant Mr Frank Briant , Lambeth North


asked the President of the Board of Trade why the meeting of the Committee appointed by him to consider the complaint and application for a duty of 33⅓ per cent. on imported vulcanised fibre, which was fixed for August, has now been adjourned; whether this complaint is only made by one firm employing a small number of people; if so, in view of the serious position to which many firms who find it necessary to import this substance to carry on their business are exposed, and seeing that the prices of the imported article have not varied substantially for the last six months, will he see that this ease should either be heard at once or dismissed; and can he also state the date when this application for a duty was received by his Department?