Clause 7. — (Short title, construction and extent.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 19th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

It has been pointed out to the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Trade by the hon. Member for Moseley (Mr. Hannon) that the Bill has rather a clumsy title, and I thought he might like to consider adopting an earlier practice under which Bills were more closely identified with their authors. There was the Michael Angelo Taylor Act, and the Customs duties which are so well known by the title of the McKenna Duties. May I suggest that this should be called the Walter Runciman Act, thus identifying his name with abnormal importations.