§ 19. Mr. Lyons
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the cotton-fabric glove industry of this country has been seriously endangered, and that the artificial-silk glove industry is menaced by the subsidised imports from the Continental countries; and whether, in view of the fact that the Import Duties Advisory Committee has decided that an increase of tariff is not to be granted, he will take some other steps to preserve these long established British industries?
I am aware that a large part of our supplies of fabric gloves has for many years been imported. The Import Duties Advisory Committee has called attention in reports on this subject to serious disadvantages which would result from any further increase in the import duty on those goods, but any proposals the industry may make which would avoid those disadvantages will receive consideration.
§ Mr. H. G. Williams
Where can the document be obtained in which these serious disadvantages are explained? Apparently it is not in the Vote Office.