§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield Central)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to a new Russian tariff about to be enforced increasing still further the duties against British goods, now averaging some 131 per cent. ad valorem; and if His Majesty's Government proposes to take any action in the matter.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE, Carnarvon) Boroughs
Representations as to the probable effect of the new Russian tariff on British export trade have been addressed to the Russian Government.
§ MR. CHIOZZA MONEY (Paddington, N.)
Is it not the case that the new Russian tariff will fall not merely on British goods but on the goods of all foreign countries?
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
I believe that is so.