Statutory Rules and Orders

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons on 25th April 1944.

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Photo of Sir Reginald Clarry Sir Reginald Clarry , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the concession in relation to prices in the Goods and Services (Price Control) Wool Yarn and Wool Cloth Order (S.R. & O., No. 316, of 1944), is limited to firms in Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland, Westmorland and Scotland.

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

The Central Price Regulation Committee advised me that, in view of certain cost increases peculiar to the areas to which my hon. Friend refers, a revision of the maximum prices hitherto permitted for these areas was justified.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the Customs Export of Goods (Control) Order (S.R. & O., No. 320, of 1944), which relates to two Acts of Parliament and modifies another Statutory Rule and Order, contains no explanatory memorandum despite the fact that, while it appears to affect the export of over 40 separate commodities, it cannot be understood unless it is explained.

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

This Order makes a number of minor additions to, and deletions from, the Export Control List. A full explanation was issued to the general and trade Press and circulated to trade bodies concerned. This explanation was also published in the Board of Trade Journal for 1st April. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of this explanation and am placing another copy in the Library.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

Do not Members of Parliament who have to consider this Order deserve some consideration; and would not my right hon. Friend consider putting his house in order before the forthcoming Debate on delegated legislation?

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the absence of any memorandum explaining the Emergency Powers (Defence) Protected Areas Order (S.R. & O., No. 380/S.16, of 1944), he can state the effect of the Order.

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

This Order cancelled the Orders which established the protected areas referred to. It was possible to do this in view of the application of more stringent by-laws to visitors in those areas.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

Would my right hon. Friend draw the attention of his Depart- ment to the recommendation of the Donoughmore Committee that delegated legislation should explain itself?

Photo of Sir Reginald Clarry Sir Reginald Clarry , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why, in the corrigendum slip to the Emergency Powers (Defence) Benzole and Coal Spirit Order (S.R. & O., No. 172, of 1944), the word coal, when it appears second in the definition coal spirit, means crude coal spirit and refined coal spirit is printed in italic type; and what is the meaning of the corrigendum slip.

Photo of Mr Ralph Assheton Mr Ralph Assheton , Rushcliffe

The corrigendum slip was issued to correct a printer's error which I regret, and the use of italics was to draw attention to the one word incorrectly produced in the order as printed.