§ 7. Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will approach the Governments of the Dominions to suggest that, with a view to helping British trade over the next six months of exceptional difficulty, the tariffs levied by them should be temporarily reduced to one-half on British manufactured goods in trades which may be specified as suffering from exceptional distress?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)
No, Sir; I am not prepared to make such a suggestion, more particularly at a time when those Governments are incurring heavy military expenditure on behalf of the Empire.
§ Mr. HEWINS
Is it not the fact that most of the self-governing Dominions have already extended the free list?