Enamel Hollow-Ware.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries. – in the House of Commons on 27th April 1926.

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Photo of Mr Douglas Pielou Mr Douglas Pielou , Stourbridge

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is in the position to make known the recommendations of the Committee which inquired into the application of the enamel hollow-ware trade for a protective duty against unfair foreign competition; and, if so, will he inform the House of the decision arrived at?

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

The Report of the Committee has now been published. In view of the findings set out therein the Government do not propose to take any further action in this case.

Photo of Mr Henry Croft Mr Henry Croft , Bournemouth

Can the right hon. Gentleman state how many industries there are in which the Government is not prepared to take action?

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

I should like to have notice of that question.

Photo of Mr Douglas Pielou Mr Douglas Pielou , Stourbridge

Is the right bon. Gentleman aware that in the issue of the "Financial News" of the 14th April it was stated by the Parliamentary correspondent that a decision had been arrived at in regard to the enamel hollow-ware trade, and will he take steps to inform the House of these decisions before they are communicated outside?

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

I have given no information of any kind to the "Financial News" or to any newspaper, and I cannot be held responsible for what a newspaper publishes on its own responsibility.

Mr. ERSKINE:

Is it part of the Government's policy to give work to foreigners which could be done equally well by Britishers?