§ MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if the Canadian Government have decided to raise the duty on imported woollen goods to 45 per cent. ad valorem; and if he can say how the rate of duty imposed on woollen manufactures imported from this country, after allowing for the 33⅓ per cent. rebate, compares with that imposed in 1896 and in subsequent years.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
I have no information as to any decision by the Canadian Government to alter the duty on woollen goods. If the hon. Member will put down an unstarred Question asking for the information referred to in the second part of his Question to-day, shall be happy to supply it. It cannot be conveniently given in reply to an oral Question.