§ 20. Major COLVILLE
asked the President of the Board of Trade if be has received a petition signed by 8,400 workers in wrapping paper mills regarding the effect of the Safeguarding Duty on that industry; and what answer he has returned?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Yes, Sir. I have not been asked for a special reply to this petition, copies of which have, I understand, been sent to a number of Members of this House, but the policy of the Government was stated again by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer as lately as the 14th April.
§ Mr. GRAHAM
I read these appeals very carefully, but it does not alter the statement of Government policy.
§ Major McKENZIE WOOD
Is it not a fact that the trades which consume wrapping paper employ far more work-people than the wrapping paper mills?