§ 20. Major the Marquess of TITCHFIELD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the House any account of his interview with the deputation from the lace trade which waited upon him recently?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
No, Sir. At the request of the deputation itself the proceedings were to be treated as confidential.
Marquess of TITCHFIELD
Is the right hon. Gentleman cognisant of the fact that since the Budget speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Messrs. Lambert and Wood, lacemakers, of Nottingham, have had to close down and to turn away between 80 and 100 men?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
Quite plainly, I should require notice in order to answer that question. It is outside the point put to me in the original question.