§ 55. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a resolution, passed unanimously by the Paint and Colour Manufacturers Association of the Hull Chamber of Commerce and Shipping on 27th April, protesting against the proposed imposition of a duty on turpentine and white spirit used in the manufacture of paints and varnishes, and requesting that they should be exempted from duty; and what action he proposes to take?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the remainder of the question I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the discussion on the subject which took place on his Amendment last night.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Yes, but is the hon. Gentleman aware that the discussion was purposely not prolonged owing to the lateness of the hour, and, in view of that fact and the importance of the matter to the manufacturers, will he receive a deputation to discuss the technical side of the question?
If my hon. and gallant Friend will look at the Report of the Debate last night, I think he will find that everything that could be said was said then, and it will save us a great deal of trouble if he will study what was said. I think he will find that there was a reasonable reply.