§ 3 and 4. Mr. BASIL PETO
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the date of the application by the fabric glove industry for inclusion under the Safeguarding of Industries Act which was repealed last year, and the date when the second Committee, appointed to consider the question, reported;
(2) the date when the Committee appointed to inquire into the question of the inclusion of the glove industry under the present safeguarding proposals of the Government was appointed; and whether he can give any indication as to the date when they may be expected to report?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
It is often difficult to give the precise date of an application, since there is often a good deal of correspondence between applicants and the Board of Trade before the complete application is formally made, but the application by the fabric glove industry under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921, was referred to a Committee on the 23rd November, 1921; the second Report of the Committee on that application was made on the 25th July, 1922. The application under the present procedure was referred to a Committee on the 25th April, 1926, and the Committee to which it was referred reported on the 6th July.