§ Mr. BURNETT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the importation of manufactured granite, which has increased from 40,682 tons in the first nine months of 1932 to 62,456 tons in the corresponding period of 1934; and whether he proposes to take steps to deal with the loss of employment in the monumental granite industry resulting?
§ Dr. BURGIN
I am aware of the figures to which my hon. Friend refers. The duty on monumental and certain other manufactured granite was increased as recently as 23rd June last, and sufficient time has not yet elapsed for the effect of the increased duty to be gauged.1975W