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 Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

A complaint in respect of American vulcanised fibre was made on the 7th April by the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association, acting on behalf of one of their members. As there appeared to be primâ facie evidence that the American price in this country current at a very recent date was below the American cost of production, as defined in the Safeguarding of Industries Act, the complaint was referred to a Committee. I understand that the Committee have been informed that about April last the American price was increased, but, in all the circumstances, I think the Committee should proceed with their inquiry, and I do not propose to interfere with their discretion as to how that inquiry shall be conducted. Pending their report, I do not think it would be proper for me to make any statement on the subject, but as to the position of importers, I would refer the hon. Member for Lambeth, North (My. Briant), to the provisions of Section 4 of the Act.