§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a speech by the Premier of New Zealand expressing the opinion that the Colonies were within their rights in asking for preference, and that they should not be called upon to compete against Denmark and other countries which had built up high protective walls; and whether the duties levied by Denmark upon British produce are higher or lower than the duties levied by New Zealand.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. CHURCHILL,) Dundee
I have seen a report in the newspapers to the effect stated in my hon. friend's Question. A comparison of the relative incidence of the Danish and New Zealand tariffs on the principal articles exported from this country on the lines explained in the Fiscal Blue-book (Cd. 2337) indicates that the Danish import duties on those articles are considerably heavier than those of New Zealand.