HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1734
Sir J. D. REES (by Private Notice)

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that while the Leicester and Derby Chambers of Commerce have nominated Mr. Frank Moore to represent those chambers and Nottingham upon the Consultative Council on Imports and Exports, the lace trade of Nottingham, which is vitally concerned in the importation of lace, embroidery and hosiery remains unrepresented; and whether, in view of the magnitude and importance of these interests, he will consent to the appointment of an additional representative of the Nottingham lace and embroidery trades upon the Council, which commences to sit this week?


My right hon. Friend regrets that it is impossible to provide for separate representation of each industry on the main Committee, but arrangements will be made to secure that no final decision will be reached on questions affecting any important industry, such as the lace trade, without full consultation with representatives of the industry concerned.