§ 31. Sir P. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the report of the tariff committee of the Birmingham Jewellers' Association which embodies a resolution that the livelihood of the workpeople in the jewellery and associated industries is menaced by the severity of foreign competition; and whether he is prepared to adopt measures to deal with the injury which is being inflicted upon this trade?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I do not consider that the measures proposed in the resolution would be of benefit to United Kingdom trade generally.
§ Sir P. HANNON
Would the right hon. Gentleman indicate what measures he has in contemplation that will have this effect?