§ 4. Mr. JAMES WILSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that ever since December, 1920, Norwegian cement has been on sale in this country at a minimum of 10s. per ton under prices charged by the British Portland Cement Marketing Syndicate, and is still on sale at 7s. per ton less than British manufacturers' prices; and whether he will now take steps to ensure that British contractors and public authorities may continue to receive consignments of Norwegian cement?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The prices publicly quoted for bulk consignments of British cement during 1921 were slightly below the average declared value of imported Norwegian cement; the price of British cement and the average value of imported Norwegian cement have both fallen in the present year, but continue to approximate closely. I have no power to secure that Norwegian makers will continue to send consignments of cement to this country.
§ Mr. WILSON
Has the right hon. Gentleman any power to prevent the British syndicate from boycotting Nor wegian cement?