Dr. VERNON DAVIES:43.
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give up to the latest available date the number of applications for safeguarding, the number granted, the number rejected, and the number pending, respectively?
Up to the present, 44 applications under the Safeguarding of Industries procedure have been received by the Board of Trade. Fifteen of these have been referred to Committees for enquiry, and seven duties have been imposed. Of the remaining 29 applications, three have been withdrawn or are in abeyance, 22 have been rejected without reference to a Committee, and four are pending.