HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 cc1392-3

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the transfer of linen duck woven from List C to List B of prohibited imports has caused uncertainty in the linen trade as to the particular class of goods affected by the prohibition, with the result that goods are being held up from shipment and the stoppage of looms and the throwing out of employment of many workers is threatened; and if he will take steps to have the prohibitions affecting linen stated in a more comprehensive form?


As stated in the reply given by my hon. Friend the Member for Oswestry to the question put by the hon. Baronet on the 9th instant, I am in communication with the War Trade Department on this subject. I hope to be in a position to deal with the whole question at an early date.