HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 cc1865-6
8. Mr. WHITE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can now make a statement with regard to the proposed agreement between the British Dyestuffs Corporation and the Interessen-Gemeinschaft; and if he has any information to the effect that the latter company is seeking to make a similar agreement with the French manufacturers of dyestuffs?


I regret that I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the matter mentioned in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, it is understood that an arrangement was made some years ago between the Interessen-Gemeinschaft and certain French dye manufacturers, but I am not aware of any contemplated new arrangement.


Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that an attempt has not been made to set up an international trust?


I think there is no question of a complete international trust. We have in this country independent producers who are not at all inefficient.