§ 51. Mr. CAPORN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received any report of the Import Duties Advisory Committee with respect to an application for an increase in duties on lace made to the committee in March, 1932; and, if not, whether he can ascertain from the committee the reason of the delay in dealing with this application?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hore-Belisha)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on 22nd May to the hon. Member for Derby, South (Mr. Emrys-Evans) of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Mr. CAPORN
Cannot the hon. Gentleman obtain from the committee the reason for the delay in dealing with this application? It is over 15 months since it was first made.