§ 19. Sir K. WOOD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, with reference to the Yorkshire woollen and worsted industries, the Government propose to take any action on any matters arising out of Lord Macmillan's report?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I would refer the right hon. Member to the replies given on this subject to my hon. Friend the Member for East Leicester (Mr. Wise) on 1st April, 17th April and 1st May.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Has not the right hon. Gentleman given any further consideration to this matter with a view to proposing some course of action?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
Yes, I have had this question before me. There are two inquiries in process of conclusion at the moment, and I cannot make a definite statement to the House, but, in the difficult circumstances of this controversy, it would be a little time before I could decide as to a wide inquiry.
§ Mr. GRANVILLE GIBSON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the fact that there would have been no dispute in the textile industry in the West Riding nor any reduction of wages if Safeguarding had been put into operation?