§ 6. Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade which of the European countries now prohibit the importation, except under licence, of British manufactures?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Nearly all European countries have a system of import prohibitions, but the number of classes of articles prohibited varies very greatly, being small in the case of some countries, while in others practically all goods are covered by the prohibitions. The extent to which the prohibitions are mitigated by the issue of licences also varies. The regulations apply to British goods as well as to those of other origin.
§ Mr. WADDINGTON
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any efforts are being made by the British Government to secure the abolition of these prohibitions on imports?
§ Captain W. BENN
Is it not a fact that the Government themselves have introduced new prohibitions on foreign goods?