HC Deb 20 April 1926 vol 194 cc999-1000
4. Mr. FENBY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the delay in making known the recommendations of the Committee which inquired into the application of the worsted textile trade for a protective duty on foreign imports under the safeguarding of industries procedure is causing considerable dislocation throughout the textile industry of the West Riding of Yorkshire; and whether, in view of this fact, he will state what are the intentions of the Government with regard to this question?


My information as to the worsted textile trade does not accord with that of the hon. Member; and as regards the policy of publishing reports, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to him on the 9th March.


In view of the importance of the evidence submitted to the Committee, and in view of the very large and important interests involved, does the right hon. Gentleman think it fair to withhold a statement as to what the intentions of the Government are, and will he name a. date when he will make a statement?


That is an argument.