§ 4. Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many applications under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act have been made; how many have been referred to a Committee; how many have been heard; and upon how many cases formal decisions have been given?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Including formal complaints and inquires with a view to formulating complaints, approximately 100 trades or branches of trades have communicated with the Board. Eight complaints have been referred to Committees: in one case the Committee have reported, and their report is under consideration. No formal decision has yet been taken.