HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1089
46. Mr. HALLAS

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the new prohibitionist decrees of the Italian Government; and whether the good offices of the League of Nations will be invoked for the purpose of preventing a tariff war?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

I presume the hon. Member refers to the Italian Decree of the 31st July, abolishing all previous import restrictions, but instituting a new and extended list of goods for which import licences are necessary. This action has, I think, been taken largely on account of the Italian exchange.