HC Deb 14 May 1924 vol 173 cc1403-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received a further application from firms in the gas mantle trade asking for the appointment of a committee of inquiry under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act to investigate the new conditions which have arisen as a result of the establishment of German export trade on a gold mark basis; whether he has now received from the applicants certain supplementary information which he asked them to supply; and whether he proposes to accede forthwith to the request for a committee?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the third part, the statements made are being carefully examined, and I hope it may be possible to reach a decision at an early date.