HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1817-8
45. Sir H. DALZIEL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the names of the scientific expert referees who advised the Board of Trade that only Messrs. Levinsteins were in a position to make indigo at the Ellesmere Port works?


The scientific experts who advised the Board of Trade on the evidence of ability to manufacture synthetic indigo at the Port Ellesmere Works submitted by British Dyes, Limited, and Messrs. Levinsteins, were Sir William A. Tilden, F.R.S., and Professor W. J. Pope, F.R.S.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the verdict was based on the possibility of manufacture or on the possibility of the supply of raw materials for manufacture?


The question on the Paper does not cover that point, and I cannot answer the further question without notice.

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