§ 23. Mr. CRAWFURD
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of applications received by his Department for licences to import dystuffs under the Dyestuffs Importation Regulations Act, 1920, for the years ending 31st December, 1921, to 1928, respectively; the number of such licences granted and the amounts involved; the cost of such licences to the applicants and the average time required
|PARTICULARS of applications received, and licences granted, under the Dyestuffs (Import Regulations) Act, 1920, for the importation of synthetic organic dyestuffs colours and colouring maters and of organic intermediate products used in the manufacture thereof.|
|Year.||Number of Applications Received.||Number of Licences Granted.||Quantities and Values licensed.||Total amount of Licence fees charged.||Percentages of Licences in Col. 2 Granted within seven days of receipt of application.|
|1921||…||3,126||Not available.||2,677,505||1,042,821||3,231||0||7||Not available.|
§ for the consideration and granting of the same; and why applications have been refused for the import of ink and other manufactured articles?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
As the reply to the first part of the question involves a large table of figures, perhaps the hon. Member will permit me to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. With regard to the last part of the question, the Dyestuffs Advisory Licensing Committee does not recommend the issue of a licence for the importation of any products, including inks, that are synthetic organic dyestuffs, colours or colouring matters, when adequate supplies of satisfactory products are available from British makers.
§ Mr. CRAWFURD
May I ask whether supplies are available at the same price, or approximately the same price, as foreign?
§ Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
Can we be told now if it is intended to bring this licensing system to a close in 1931?
§ Following is the table: