§ 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 1866 the Interessen-Gemeinschaft and certain French dye manufacturers, but I am not aware of any contemplated new arrangement.
I think there is no question of a complete international trust. We have in this country independent producers who are not at all inefficient.