§ 31. Mr. CAPORN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any applications for increased duties made to the Imports Duties Advisory Committee prior to the 31st December last are still awaiting the consideration and decision of the committee, and, if so, how many; and will he explain the reasons for the delay?
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which was given on the 17th April to questions asked by the hon. Member" for East Leicester (Mr. Lyons) and West Leyton (Sir W. Sugden).
§ Mr. CAPORN
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are feelings in many quarters that there is great delay in dealing with this matter, and cannot he obtain some information from the Committee which will enable this House to judge whether those feelngs are justified or not?
Perhaps my hon. Friend will give me particulars of the cases in which he is interested.
§ Mr. CAPORN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there have been many instances given in questions raised in this House in the course of the last two or three months?
§ Captain DOWER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the real exception is in the valid, good cases where our markets get flooded with goods in anticipation of the Advisory Committee's award?