§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the President of the Board of Trade in what cases applications for Safeguarding Duties have received the support of organised labour in the industries concerned; and in how many such cases the applications have been successful?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
Safeguarding applications from 18 industries have been referred to committees of inquiry. In 12 cases the application was definitely supported by trade unions, and in two further cases by employés in the industry concerned. In eight of these cases duties have been imposed, and one case is still under consideration by the committee. 1397W Only one application was opposed by a trade union, and on a second hearing it
Safeguarding Applications referred to Committees. Industry. Attitude of Labour. Whether duty imposed. Lace and Embroidery Application supported and evidence given by the British Lace Operatives' Federation and the Lace Workers' branch of the Workers' Union. Yes. Leather Gloves Application made by the J.I.C. for the Glove-making Industry, and evidence given in support by trade union representatives. Yes Fabric Gloves Evidence given in support by a representative of the Workers' Union. Yes Gas Mantles Evidence was given in support by employés Yes. Cutlery Evidence given in support by representatives of the Sheffield United Cutlery Council, the Pen and Pocket Blade Forgers and Smithers' Protection Society of Sheffield, and the Sheffield Amalgamated Society of Scissor Workers. Yes. Brooms and Brushes Application was supported and evidence given by the National Society of Brush Makers, The Painting Brush Makers' Provident Society and the Bone Brush Makers' Protection Society. No. Wrapping Paper Evidence given in support by representatives of the Amalgamated Society of Paper Makers and the Paper Mill Section of the National Union of Printing, Book-binding, Machine Ruling and Paper Workers. Yes. Woollens and Worsteds—First Inquiry Opposed by the National Association of Unions in the Textile Trade. No. Second Inquiry Application supported and evidence given by the National Association of Unions in the Textile Trade. Committee not yet reported. Enamelled Hollow-ware Evidence given in support by representatives of the National Union of Sheet Metal Workers, and the National Union of General and Municipal Workers (Birmingham District). Yes (after the second inquiry). Hosiery Application made by the Joint Industrial Council of the Hosiery Trade, and evidence in support given by representatives of the Leicester and Leicestershire Amalgamated Hosiery Union, the Nottingham Hosiery Workers' Society, the Loughborough and District Hosiery Union, and the Ilkeston and District Hosiery Union. No. Light Leather Bags Evidence given in support by a representative of the National Society of Portmanteau, Trunk, Bag, and Fancy Leather Workers. No. Monumental and Architectural Granite. Evidence given in support by the Building and Monumental Workers' Association of Scotland. No. Buttons, Pins, Hooks and Eyes, etc. Evidence given in support by employés Yes, on buttons only. Handkerchiefs and Household Linen Goods. Evidence given in support by representatives of the Workers' Union and the Textile Federation in Northern Ireland. No.