§ 21. Sir J. D. REES
asked whether the Government will now take steps to legalise and facilitate the use of alcohol as a solvent in manufacturing processes without the payment of duty in order that this country may no longer be handicapped in competition with Germany in the manufacture of aniline, but may freely compete in that trade in the home market?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The whole question of the manufacture of aniline dyes in this country for the use of national industries is now under the consideration of the Board of Trade, who have appointed a strong expert Committee, over which the Lord Chancellor is presiding, to advise them in the matter. The hon. Member may be assured that the particular aspect of this question to which he directs attention will be carefully borne in mind.