HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 c619

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, owing to the continued fall in foreign exchanges, the principal importers of motor-car tyres into this country purpose reducing again the price of tyres, which will have an adverse effect on British tyre makers; is he aware that British tyre makers have worked at a loss for the past two years; and does he purpose taking any action?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

I have seen statements in the Press with regard to the reductions in prices to which my hon. Friend no doubt refers, but I do not think that it is practicable for the Government to take any specific action as regards this particular industry.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware of the very great importance of this question and the increase of unemployment in this industry, and would the President of the Board of Trade be prepared to receive a deputation from this industry and go into the whole matter?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

I am quite certain that my right hon. Friend would be prepared to receive a deputation.


Is he aware that in Littleborough, Lancashire, special unemployment has arisen exactly through the fact that there is a differentiation between the motor-car and the tyres on the wheels of the motor-car?


Has not the increased cost of motor tyres been largely induced by the restrictive measures of the Government with regard to the production of india rubber.

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