HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 cc713-4
44. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Works what steps are taken to inform the trades and industries affected when a new Statutory Instrument, which makes a substantial alteration to the previous regulations, comes into operation.

Mr. Stokes

It is my practice in such cases to make a statement in the House, to issue a notice to the Press and to communicate specially with the main organisations concerned.

Mr. Digby

Is the Minister aware that last November the Transport Commission did not know that Statutory Rule and Order No. 1641 of 1947, which controlled the prices and haulage rates of bricks, had been revoked in May, 1948?

Mr. Stokes

I thought I was being asked about new orders, not about ones, that had been revoked.