In lines 25 and 26 to delete the words "in either case arising out of financial or other events in other countries."
It seems to me that unless these words are deleted this Bill cannot be possibly operated to prevent the dumping of Polish suits, Russian sweets and Chinese bacon, or anything else which Deputies spoke of. The Minister has made it quite clear in his concluding speech on the Second Stage that it is not intended that the Bill should be used to prevent the dumping of articles of that kind which does not arise out of financial or other events in other countries. I am proposing, however, that the scope of the Bill should be extended by the deletion of these words so as to confer upon the Executive Council the power to use it to prevent the dumping which Deputies on both sides of the House have been deploring during the past hour. I hope these Deputies will support my amendment if the Minister decides to oppose it. If the amendment is defeated and these words remain in the Bill, I am not at all clear that the Bill can in fact be made effective to deal with any dumping that is likely to occasion industrial injury here. What the exact significance and effect of the words are is not clear. I should like the Minister to make it clear. I am quite certain that if they are deleted the meaning of the section will be clear. It will confer upon the Executive Council power to deal with dumping at any time, no matter from what cause that dumping may arise. I am very strongly of the opinion that the Executive Council should have that power and therefore I propose the amendment.