HC Deb 08 July 1907 vol 177 cc1162-3

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the forthcoming official Report on German economic conditions will give full consideration to the position, progress, and effect upon capital and labour of the various State railway, forest, mine, dock, canal and other collective industrial enterprises; whether it will similarly deal with the electric light and power, tramway, gas, water, market, theatrical and other businesses carried on by the towns; and whether it will examine the effect upon German trade and capital of a graduated State income-tax combined with a civic graduated income-tax.


The inquiries now being made will, when complete, throw considerable light on some of the questions enumerated, but it would not be practicable to extend the area of investigation so widely as the Question of my hon. friend suggests without unduly delaying the publication of the results.

MR. MYER (Lambeth, N.)

Will the inquiry also be directed to the particular kinds of food eaten by German workmen, and will a comparison be drawn with the food of British workmen?


I can add nothing to my Answer.