53. Major THOMAS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the apprehension entertained with regard to the effects of any repeal of the duties on imported foreign wrapping paper; and mill he state what answer he has given to the petitions initiated and organised both by the em- 257 ployés of various firms and by trade unions concerned which he has received that these duties should not be repealed?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)
I cannot trace the receipt of any petitions of the kind described.
Will the right hon. Gentleman send an answer if I supply him with the petitions this afternoon?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
I do not think that that is the proper way. If the people who forward the petition send it to me, of course an acknowledgement will be made.