§ Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade, with reference to the composition of the Trade Inquiry Committee, whether he can see his way to increase its personnel so as to include representatives of the boot and shoe, leather, furniture, pottery, and glass industries, seeing that in the aggregate these industries employ more workpeople than the industries which have secured representation upon the Committee?
As I explained in my answer of yesterday to the hon. Member for Ilford (Sir F. Wise), a copy of which I am sending the hon. Member, the Committee has not been constituted on the basis of representation of particular industries, since such a course would have resulted in an unduly large membership. In these circumstances, I am unable to adopt the suggestion made by the hon. Member.