Safeguarding of Industries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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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?

Photo of Sir Robert Chadwick Sir Robert Chadwick , Wallasey

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 Of the remaining 29 applications, three have been withdrawn or are in abeyance, 22 have been rejected without reference to a Committee, and four are pending.

Photo of Sir Basil Peto Sir Basil Peto , Barnstaple

May I ask whether the hon. Member thinks that result satisfactory?

Photo of Sir Robert Chadwick Sir Robert Chadwick , Wallasey

Yes, I think on the whole it is satisfactory.