§ 29. Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has received any communications from organisations representing safeguarded and protected industries as to the effect upon employment of the removal of the duties; and, if so, what has been the nature of his replies?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, no statement was expected from me as to the Government's intentions in connection with the duties to which the hon. Member refers.
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
Will the right hon. Gentleman enlighten the House and let us know what replies were given to those important deputations?
§ Mr. HANNON
This is a very serious matter, and is the right hon. Gentleman aware that we on this side of the House want some definite statement?