HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 cc1255-6

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he still refuses to acknowledge the claim of the Nottingham lace industry to be included in the Safeguarding of Industries Act; and, if so, what alternative proposal he is prepared to make to relieve this industry from the disastrous effects of the economic condition of Europe?

Viscount WOLMER

I would refer my Noble Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Rushcliffe yesterday.


As the reply referred to did not answer my question, may I ask why the Government refused to give protection under the safeguarding of Industries Act to the lace industry, having regard to the fact that the lace industry has clearly established its claim to be included in the Act?

Viscount WOLMER

If my Noble Friend will look at the reply to which I have referred him, he will see that the point was dealt with fully by my right hon. Friend.


Is it suggested that this is a key industry?