§ 17. Mr. HOGGE
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many complaints under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act he has received since 1st October last which allege that goods are being dumped from Germany; how many of these complaints he has referred to Committees for investigation; and what action, if any, he has taken with regard to such complaints as have not been referred by him to Committees?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Something short of 120 trades or branches of trades have communicated with the Board since the coming into force of Part: II of the Act in August, 1921, but the majority of these have not progressed beyond the stage of inquiry with a view to formulating complaints. Of those which have so progressed, 45 related to goods manufactured in Germany, and of these 13 were referred to Committees; in 29 cases complainants failed to establish a prima facie case, or withdrew the complaints or have been asked to furnish further information: and three are at present under consideration.