HC Deb 17 March 1920 vol 126 cc2207-8
Lieut.-Colonel PICKERING

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the shortage of dye wares is becoming serious In the textile trade; and whether, as the French are in occupation of territory containing German dyeworks, they are getting more than their fair share of dyestuffs?


The situation m respect of dyestuffs is receiving the constant attention of the Board of Trade. As regards the second part of the question, the allocation of the stocks of dyestuffs in Germany, so tar as the Allies have a claim on them by way of reparation, is a matter for the Reparation Commission, which, I understand, has made every effort to establish a basis of allocation which is fair to all the Allied countries concerned.


Is there any prohibition or obstacle against the importation of German dyes into this country at the present time?


I had better have notice of that question.

Captain BENN

Can the hon. Gentleman say when it is intended to introduce the Anti-Dumping Bill, and whether it will include provision to prohibit the importation of dyes?