HC Deb 17 May 1934 vol 289 c1928

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a decision has yet been reached as to extending the period of protection to the iron and steel industry for a further five years; whether this will be made conditional upon the drastic reorganisation of the industry; whether the iron and steel industry has drawn up any scheme of reorganisation for the Government's approval; if so, whether the workpeople's organisations connected with the industry have been consulted; whether the public, as the consuming interest, have been taken into consultation in drawing up the scheme; and whether the public will be represented in the scheme for the future control of the industry?


An Order removing the present time limit to the iron and steel duties will be made to-day and will be laid on the Table of the House to-night. The various points raised by the hon. Member can, I think, best be discussed when, in accordance with the usual procedure, the Order is submitted to the House for an approving Resolution.

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