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Industrial Reorganisation

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made with the work for promoting the reorganisation of industries that require treatment with a view to mitigating unemployment?

I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the statements made on behalf of His Majesty's Government during the debate on the Amendment to the Address moved by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Edgbaston (Mr. Chamberlain).

Cannot the right hon. Gentleman state what is being done in this matter, and whether any progress is being made or not?

Since we have been in office we have been very active in a large number of cases. Coal has been dealt with by legislation, and cotton and iron and steel by report, followed by discussions with the industries; and many steps have been taken in other industries.

Would the right hon. Gentleman say which of these industries has been assisted by the Tariff Truce?