§ 7. Mr. Derek Page
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will compile a list of imports of chemicals which are not made in this country; and if he will consult industry with a view to taking steps to manufacture these in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Jay
Action along the lines of the hon. Member's suggestion has already been initiated in the E.D.C. for the chemical industry. This Committee has been examining our imports of chemicals, and has asked the industry to study the imports in more detail and to consider the possibility of producing in the United Kingdom imported chemicals not at present made here.