§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
I have the honour to present a petition signed by 17,000 employers and workpeople engaged in and dependent upon the lace and embroidery trades carried on in the city of Nottingham and surrounding districts, praying this House to give these trades the benefit of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, and by so doing 2312 relieve the intense distress which your petitioners have hitherto borne with patience and fortitude.
§ CIVIL CONTINGENCIES FUND, 1921–22.
§ Copy ordered "of Accounts of the Civil Contingencies Fund, 1921–22, showing (1) the receipts and payments in connection with the Fund in the year ended the 31st day of March, 1922; (2) the distribution of the capital of the Fund at the commencement and close of the year; together with copy of the correspondence with the Comptroller and Auditor-General thereon. "—[Major Boyd-Carpenter.]