HC Deb 26 July 1926 vol 198 c1692
46. Mr. DIXEY

asked the Prime Minister whether the decision of the Cabinet Committee with regard to the safeguarding of the iron and steel trades is final so far as the lifetime of this Parliament is concerned; and, if so, having regard to the importance and present condition of this industry, what steps does he propose to take to preserve this trade for the nation?


The Government have no intention of altering their decision regarding the application of the iron and steel industry for the appointment of a Committee under the Safeguarding of Industries procedure. With regard to the second part of the question, I have nothing to add to my previous answers on this subject.

Captain BENN

Why does the Prime Minister disclose the fact that this industry has applied for safeguarding, in view of the fact that the President of the Board of Trade says the applications must be secret?


It is so much simpler to take a question as it is asked.