§ 5. Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industries have applied to be safeguarded in 1927 and 1928; and how many have been granted the security of safeguarding duties in those years?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
During the period referred to, 10 applications for safeguarding duties have been made to the Board of Trade; four applications failed to show a prima facie case; one 1489 is under consideration; two safeguarding duties have been proposed to Parliament; and two Reports from Committees are now pending.
§ Sir H. CROFT
Does my right hon. Friend consider that these results carry out the Election pledge that all industries which could claim unfair foreign competition would be safeguarded? Is he satisfied, and, if not, will he modify the White Paper?