§ MR. REES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether the Swadeshi movement in Bengal has led to the importation from Austria, Germany, Belgium, and other non-British sources, of Foreign goods which are stamped by Indian Native importers with the Swadeshi stamp, and sold, in preference to better goods of the same descriptions, which were formerly supplied from Britain.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. MORLEY,) Montrose Burghs
I have seen a statement to this effect in the newspapers, but I have no definite information as to the extent to which this dishonest practice prevails, 509 or the degree of success attending it. Imports of British goods into India during the twelve months ending March 31st last show no falling off, but on the contrary a considerable increase on those of previous years.