§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether an intimation of protest has been received from the Durham County Council against the new regulations about to be issued in regard to the testing and stamping of glass or earthenware measures, the fees to be charged for such stamping, the latter alone involving a loss of £500 per annum to Durham county; and, if so, whether he is prepared further to consider the matter before finally adopting such new regulations, in order that the above authority may have a further opportunity of laying their observations before him.
§ MR. KEARLEY
Representations were received from the Durham County Council on the points mentioned by the hon. Member and were referred to the Departmental Committee which is considering the draft regulations. The Board of Trade have not yet received the Committee's Report, and are prepared to consider any further observations the council may wish to submit, if they will submit them without undue delay.