HC Deb 22 April 1913 vol 52 c236

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Mr. Cuthbert Laws, general manager of the Shipping Federation, stated before the Industrial Council, on Wednesday, 16th April, that he was attending the inquiry only in an individual capacity; and whether he will, in future, ask any selected person who gives evidence before the Industrial Council to represent an organisation that such person may be connected with?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

The arrangements with respect to the taking of evidence by the Industrial Council are entirely a matter for the council, and I could not, therefore, properly give any such instruction as is suggested.