54. Dr. DAVIES
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has received a copy of a resolution passed by the Blackburn and District Incorporated Chamber of Commerce that the Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Act is prejudicial to the interests of the textile industries, and should be allowed to lapse when the period of its operation expires; and if he has come to any decision upon this matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. W. R. Smith)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The question as to what action, if any, shall be taken with regard to the Dyestuffs 2145 (Import Regulation) Act is still under consideration and a statement will be made as soon as possible.
Will the hon. Member bear in mind that this is causing a certain amount of anxiety among these people, and will he see that they are put out of their misery as soon as possible?