HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1756-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the terms of the Dystuffs (Import Regulations) Bill have been submitted to a conference between the Board of Trade and the makers and users of dyestuffs in this country; if so, what was the date of the conference; what firms of dyestuff makers were present; and what associations of dyestuff users were represented?


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether before the Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Bill was drafted an agreement was reached between the Government, the dyestuff makers, and the users of dyestuffs; and, if so, which firms manufacturing dyestuffs and which association of dyestuff users were parties to this agreement?


The terms of the Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Bill are based on the conclusions reached after conferences with representatives of the Colour Users' Association, which includes the great majority of the dye users in this country, the British Dye- stuffs Corporation, Limited, and the Association of British Chemical Manufacturers, which includes the other dye-makers as well as manufacturers engaged in the production of intermediates. Representatives of these bodies reported their agreement on the lines proposed in the Bill on the 26th November.