§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the recommendations of the Australian Commission on shipping rebates, which are declared to be open to abuse and calculated seriously to prejudice the trade of the Commonwealth; and whether it is intended to appoint a Royal Commission to report upon the effect of such rebates upon the commerce and industry of this country, with special reference to the South African trade.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE,) Carnarvon Boroughs
Yes, Sir, my attention has been called to the recommendations in question. The Government intend to appoint a Royal Commission to deal with the whole question of rebates, and the South African trade will be included in the scope of the inquiry.