§ 13. Sir CHARLES HENRY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number of companies and firms which have been; investigated by the Committee appointed under the provisions of the Trading With the Enemy (Amendment) Act, 1916; how many businesses it is anticipated the Committee will still be called upon to investigate; and, should it be ascertained that there remains a large number to be dealt with, will he consider appointing a further Committee or Committees so that the object of the Act may be attained as promptly as possible?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Harcourt)
The Advisory Committee appointed under the Trading With the Enemy (Amendment) Act, 1916, have investigated the businesses of 415 companies and firms, and it is anticipated that there may be somewhat over 200 additional cases for their consideration. Most of the important cases have already been considered by the Committee, and in view of the progress which has been made and the desirability of uniformity of treatment I do not think it is necessary to appoint any further Committee.