§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, with reference to the differential duties levied by the United States, Portugal, and other countries on certain classes of their imports from the United Kingdom, what were the values of those imports in each case for the five years preceding and the five years succeeding the imposition of such duties.
(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) As stated in my reply to the hon. Member for the South Molton Division on the 15th instant,† the differentiation against certain British products by the United States and Portugal does not take the form of imposing increased duties, but of withholding from such products the special concessions granted to certain other countries by reciprocal agreements and treaties of different dates. If the hon. Member will specify the years for which he desires to have statistics of any particular article, I will see what can be given.