HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1701
13. Mr. G. DOYLE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government will undertake that, in those cases where British manufacturers invest additional capital in the extension of buildings and the erection of plant, the period before the review takes place will be extended beyond 1st September, so as to prevent dislocation of enlarged industrial effort and the displacement of additional numbers of employés?


I hardly think that any good purpose will be served by postponing a review of the conditions upon which the future licensing policy will be based.

14. Mr. DOYLE

asked whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to make subsidies under certain specific safeguards to certain new manufacturing enterprises in this country for the extension of old or the creation of new industries; and whether in the case of such industries so subsidised, where articles are available for export, will the restrictions as applicable to non-blockaded and blockaded countries apply?


The extent to which State assistance should be accorded to special industries, and the forms which any such assistance should take, are under consideration. As regards the second part of the question, I am not sure that I appreciate what the hon. Member has in mind; and I am not in a position to say what restrictions on the direction of exports from this country may be deemed necessary or desirable.