HC Deb 28 July 1924 vol 176 cc1731-2

I have the honour to present a petition from the National Union of Manufacturers. I do not propose to read it in full, but I crave leave to read one paragraph. Your petitioners submit that the scheme which is engaging the attention of the Allied Conference on the subject of the £40,000,000 loan to Germany requires very careful consideration from the point of view of how British industries other than the textile industry are likely to be affected. I should like also to read the Prayer. Your petitioners therefore pray that the proposed scheme should be referred to the examination, from a British point of view, of a suitable committee representa- tive of the interests concerned (both masters and men) before any binding agreement is entered into.