§ 47. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any efforts have been made to induce the Brazilian Government to extend preference to this country in the way of tariffs on British goods, having regard to the fact that goods from Belgium and the United States are so treated, and having regard also to the part that the large investments of British capital in Brazil have played in the development of Brazil's natural resources?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Repeated efforts have been made in the past to secure for United Kingdom goods the reduced rates of duty accorded by Brazil to various goods of United States origin, and, more recently, also to some of these articles, the produce of Belgium. I regret that these efforts have proved unsuccessful, but no opportunity will be lost of pressing the just claims of this country upon the attention of the Brazilian Government.
§ Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS
Will my right hon. Friend press the matter again in the interests of British trade?