§ 81. Sir. GEORGE YOUNGER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the duty on British motor vehicles and rubber tyres imported into Portugal varies from 50 to 1,100 per cent. higher than that upon similar vehicles and tyres of French or German manufacture; whether there is no Most-favoured-Nation treaty with Portugal; and, if not, whether he will make representations against this differentiation with a view to securing equality of treatment for British manufacturers?
I must refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade gave yesterday to the hon. Member for the College Division of Glasgow, of which I am sending him a copy.