47. Mr. FOOT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received the Report of the Committee appointed by him under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act to consider a request for a duty on imported gold leaf; if so, on what date the Report was received; and what decision he has come to on the subject?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Committee reported on the 21st February to the effect that the necessary conditions specified in the Act are not fulfilled. Consequently no further action can be taken by the Board of Trade in regard to this complaint.