HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 c1140

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies in view of the fact that certain iron and steel manufactures are stated to be on the Canadian list of free imports only until such time as any of the said articles are manufactured in Canada, if he can say what length of notice is required to be given that goods hitherto imported from the mother country free will be charged a Customs duty on arrival in Canada; and whether the wire rods, upon the manufacture of which it is reported the Canadian Government propose to give a bounty of $6 per ton, or the structural ironwork and large steel plates, upon which it is proposed to give a bounty of $3, are at present being made in Canada.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Chamberlain.) I have no information which will enable me to answer the hon. Member's Question. The law is silent on the point raised.