§ MR. HUNTER (Aberdeen, N.)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is proposed by the Board of Trade that the time allowed for sending in objections to a proposed classification and Schedules, is eight weeks from the date of its first advertisement; and, whether he will take into consideration, having regard to the novel and complicated facts involved, and the time required for consultation among traders, the propriety of allowing a much greater length of time?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
Copies of the Draft Rules were presented to Parliament on August 10, and forwarded to the various Chambers of Commerce. No 321 exception has, up to the present, been taken to any of the provisions of the Rules. Should the period referred to by the hon. Member be found too short, I will consider the expediency of extending it; but, at present, there is no evidence to show that it is so.