HC Deb 16 June 1920 vol 130 c1262
66. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any Colony or Protectorate will be compelled to introduce preferential duties in its tariffs against the wish of the non-official representatives of their respective legislatures?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Colonel Leslie Wilson, for Lieut.-Colonel Amery)

If any such case arise, the Secretary of State will consider the question with due regard to all the circumstances.


Was not that the case on the Gold Coast in connection. with the export duties on oil?

Colonel WILSON

I understand that it was the case, and therefore it was necessary for my right hon. Friend to review the position.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is my hon. and gallant Friend defending the Government for using the official majority to force through this legislation?