Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 14th July 1931.

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Photo of Sir Richard Denman Sir Richard Denman , Leeds Central

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will appoint a committee to examine whether the undertakings given by manufacturers of dyestuffs, in faith of which the Dye-stuffs Act was continued for one year, are being fulfilled?

Photo of Mr William Graham Mr William Graham , Edinburgh Central

My hon. Friend presumably has in mind the prin- ciple which I informed the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) on the 27th January would in future be applied in considering applications for import licences. I am satisfied that the statutory Advisory Licensing Committee is giving full effect to that principle, and I see no occasion to appoint another committee.

Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Leyton East

In view of the fact that this matter will have to be reviewed in less than a year, will the right hon. Gentleman make an investigation in the meanwhile, so that we may have a report before us?

Photo of Mr William Graham Mr William Graham , Edinburgh Central

I do not think that any investigation is required, because all the facts relating to this industry are quite well known.