HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 c8
21. Mr. MOSLEY

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many of the 2,000 commodities liable to duty under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, which were not manufactured in the United Kingdom prior to the passage of this Act, are now being manufactured in this country; and what is the nature of the articles so manufactured?


I am not aware of the basis for the figure given by the hon. Member, and it is not possible, without very elaborate inquiries, to give detailed information of the kind he desires. But I may point out especially to the very substantial progress made in those branches of the chemical industry which are comprised within the chemical heading of the Schedule, and account for the greater number of items in the lists issued thereunder.


Is it possible to give more detailed information on the lines of the question, as it would be of interest both to those who support this Bill and those who oppose it?


I am always glad to answer any question so far as I am able.


Was not this figure of 2,000 given us by the right hon. Gentleman?


I am afraid I cannot remember that.