§ 66. Wing-Commander Wright
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider reducing the duty on steel imported from the United States of America to 12½ per cent. in order that manufacturers may be able to buy supplies to keep their workpeople in employment until such date as the Iron and Steel Federation can give sufficient supplies?
The question of the steps to be taken to increase imports of iron and steel is being actively considered, and I hope it will be possible to make an announcement on the subject early next week.
§ 69. Mr. H. G. Williams
asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to publish the report upon the iron and steel industry prepared by Lord May; and whether any of the recommendations in the report will involve legislation?
§ 68. Mr. Grant-Ferris
asked the President of the Board of Trade when he hopes to publish the report of Lord May on the iron and steel industry?
I hope that copies of the report of the Import Duties Advisory Committee on the iron and steel industry will be available to Members on Tuesday evening next. There is no recommendation for immediate legislation.