HC Deb 15 March 1922 vol 151 cc2215-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the promise made by his predecessor in office, Sir A. Geddes, and confirmed by his immediate predecessor, now Chancellor of the Exchequer, that Government action would be taken for the preservation of the fabric glove industry, which provides employment in Essex and Devonshire, and other counties, for a large number of male and female British workers; the nature of the Report of the Committee appointed by the Board of Trade under the Safeguarding of Industries Act as to the inclusion of the fabric glove industry; whether that Report has recommended such inclusion; and whether an Order under Part II of the Act will be made and submitted at an early date to this House for confirmation by Resolution?


The statements to which my hon. Friend no doubt refers had reference to the Government's general proposals, as now embodied in the Safeguarding of Industries Act. As regards the remainder of the question, I would refer to the answers given to the hon. and gallant Member for Leith (Captain W. Benn) on the 9th March, and to the hon. Member for Chippenham (Mr. Terrell) on the 6th March.

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