84. Mr. F. GREEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to a statement by the chairman of the Central Profiteering Committee that that body was intended only as a panel from which tribunals and committees were to be selected; whether he will state if, under Article 2 of the Regulations of 18th September, the duty of appointing committees is the prerogative of the Central Committee and by what Regulation is the Central Committee reduced to a list of persons from whom some other body is to make a selection; whether, under the same Article, power is given to the Central Committee not only to appoint the three standing committees but such other committees as they may from time to time deem expedient; whether this implies a general responsibility for the administration of the Act; and whether he is aware that, in consequence of the refusal of the chairman to call the Committee together, they are proposing to convene themselves and demand his resignation?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
As regards the first part of the question I am unable to add anything to the answer given to the hon. Members for Hanley and the Moss Side Division on the 24th November. I have no knowledge of the matters referred to in the last part of the question.