§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the members of the Committee which has been appointed to inquire into the machine-made lace and machine-made embroidery industry have special knowledge of the conditions of 2504W that industry and special knowledge of the economic conditions in the countries from which lace and embroidery are imported, respectively; if not, from what sources the Committee propose to obtain relevant information; whether the Committee will take evidence in public; whether interested parties may be represented at this inquiry by counsel or otherwise; and, if so, whether their representatives will have power to cross-examine witnesses?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
All the members of the Committee served on the Committee which made a very full inquiry into the industries in question in 1923. With regard to the remainder of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to Section IV of the White Paper (Cmd. 2327) and to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Keighley (Mr. Lees-Smith) on the 24th February.