HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 cc373-4

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the magnitude and importance of the manufacture and trade in granite paving sets, especially on the coasts of Carnarvonshire and the neighbourhood of Newry in Ireland, and the depression in that trade at present existing, owing to the importation of such sets from abroad free from any contribution to the Imperial Revenue or local rates and taxes, he would be prepared to favourably consider a proposal that all such foreign-made sets should pay an import duty at all events equivalent to the Imperial and local burdens which are incident to those manufactured in this country.


The Answer is in the negative.