HC Deb 03 November 1955 vol 545 cc1183-4
7. Captain Pilkington

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has added hydrazino-carbonyl-methyl-trimethyl-ammonium chloride to the list of chemicals liable to key industry duty.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Hydrazino-carbonyl - methyl - trimethyl - ammonium chloride is sometimes known as Girard's reagent T and falls under the general description for chemicals in the Schedule to the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921. It has accordingly been listed with effect from 8th July.

Captain Pilkington

May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his stamina, and ask him if he is aware that the only place where this commodity is made is in Poole? I think that his answer will go a long way towards relieving general anxiety.

Mr. H. Hynd

Can the Minister say whether this is animal, vegetable or mineral?