§ Mr. BRIANT
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that considerable employment is given in London and elsewhere to cabinet makers producing wooden mounts for a variety of imported glassware, such as pickle jars, tantalus bottles, tobacco jars, etc.; and on what grounds is this industry refused the consideration which is extended to the electroplate industry in the exemption Clauses of the Draft Order re glassware under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act?
§ Sir P. LLOYD-GREAME
I am aware of the existence of the branch of manufacture referred to in the question. The Terms of Reference of the Committee covered the question of the effect of the imposition of a duty on industries using the class of article concerned as material, and it was accordingly open to persons interested to make representations to the Committee if they desired to do so.