§ 11. Sir FREDRIC WISE
asked the President- of the Board of Trade what are the professions and trades of the members of the Committee of Inquiry upon British Trade?
If the hon. Member will permit me, I will have a statement circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT giving the information for which he asks. Since the announcement which I made last week on the subject of the Committee, Mr. J. T. Brownlie has accepted the Government's invitation to become a member, and the Committee is now complete.
§ Mr. HANNON
Is it not a fact that there are a great number of very important industries, employing very large numbers of workpeople, who are not represented on the Committee at all?
The number of industries in the country is so large that it is quite 2721 impossible to have representatives of even the most important on any committee of inquiry. The Committee has not been formed on the basis of the representation of separate industries, but of several bodies which are competent to consider all the evidence on the subject.
§ Following is the statement promised: