HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 c1531
54. Sir L. LYLE

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government intends to introduce legislation to counteract the alleged tendency to direct a great deal of our industrial effort to the production of goods which are not necessaries; whether the policy of the Government is to be aimed at the limitation of such production; and whether, for the information and warning of manufacturers concerned, he will state exactly what such articles are?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the other parts, therefore, do not arise.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the present Solicitor-General has been making speeches in the country to this effect, and, if so, if it is not the view of the Government, will the Prime Minister take steps to see that junior Ministers do not make rash statements?

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