HC Deb 06 March 1922 vol 151 cc829-30
21. Mr. BRIANT

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of complaints received by him for either the imposition or the withdrawal of the duty of 33⅓ per cent, upon commodities under the Safeguarding of Industries Act; and how many have been in his Department for more than one month without a decision being arrived at?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to him on the 13th February. I would add, however, that, of the 16 cases only in which detailed grounds of complaint have been furnished as required by the Referee, five have since been withdrawn. Of the remaining 11, five have been heard by the Referee, and in five others the statements were submitted to the Board more than a month ago.