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Safeguarding And Import Duties

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, having regard to the fact that he has received a deputation of the employers and workers in the hosiery trade to discuss the effect of the silk duties on that trade, he is now prepared to receive deputations from other safeguarded industries?

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has received a deputation of the employers and workers in the hosiery trade to discuss with them the position of their industry. This discussion was in the ordinary course of the policy which he has already announced of meeting the representatives of the various industries of this country as and when opportunity offers.