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Embroideries And Ladies' Dress Shields

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he has received an application to impose a duty on imported embroideries, and, if so, is he prepared to give an undertaking that, if a Committee is appointed to consider this subject, he will see that some women are appointed on the same;(2) if he has received a request to make an order under the Safeguarding of Industries Act imposing a duty on ladies' dress shields; and, if so, will be, before appointing any Committee, consult representatives of some women's organisations on the subject?

I have already stated in reply to similar questions that I think it undesirable to give information regarding the nature or scope of any particular complaint unless it is referred to a Com- mittee. With regard to the second parts of the questions, I would refer to the answer given to the hon. Member on the 8th May.