HC Deb 03 November 1919 vol 120 cc1098-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the subsidised dye manufacturers are supplying to woollen manufacturers dyes which are not fast to milling; whether, in consequence, large quantities of good material are being spoiled weekly; and whether he will take steps to enable woollen manufacturers to obtain dyes which can be guaranteed?


No, Sir. I have no information of the kind suggested, but if the hon. and gallant Member will furnish me with any concrete evidence on the subject I shall be glad to receive it.

Major WOOD

Have not certain manufacturers already communicated with the Board of Trade on this subject?


Yes, Sir, I have frequent communication from manufacturers, but I have had none on this specific question.

Major WOOD

I will send the right hon. Gentleman particulars.

Mr. G. TERRELL (at end of Questions)

I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, "that the unrestricted importation of manufactured goods of foreign origin is a great menace to the reconstruction of industry, and seriously threatens to aggravate unemployment in the coming winter, and that this House therefore calls for the most urgent and prompt action on the part of the Government"; but

The pleasure of the House not having been signified, Mr. SPEAKER called on those Members who supported to rise in their places, and fewer than forty Members having accordingly risen, the House proceeded to the business of the day.

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