HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 c974
64. Sir W. BARTON

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider the advisability of setting up a committee or commission to investigate the whole question of internal production and supply of chemicals and colours and as to what extent we are still dependent on outside supplies for the finer colours and chemicals necessary for our export trade in textiles?


The essential facts of the situation are, I think, sufficiently well known to His Majesty's Government and the trades concerned, and I do not think that any useful purpose would be served at the present stage by setting up such a body as is suggested by my hon. Friend.