§ 3. Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of applications for safeguarding received up to the end of May last; the number refused by the Board of Trade; and the decisions of the committee to which the other applications were referred?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
49 applications have been received, of which two are in abeyance; whilst, in respect of four duties were imposed in Finance Acts. 20 applications were referred to committes; in seven, safeguarding duties have been imposed; and in two, safeguarding duties have been proposed in this year's Finance Bill. In 11 cases the reports of the committees were unfavourable to the applicants.