HC Deb 16 July 1923 vol 166 c1872
62. Captain BENN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his Department is preparing any evidence for the Imperial Conference in reference to the extension of Imperial Preference on imported foodstuffs?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

It is the duty of the Board of Trade and of other Departments concerned to furnish Ministers with information with regard to matters which will come before the Imperial Economic Conference. These matters, as has already been stated by the Prime Minister in reply to a question in this House, will include Preference.

Captain BENN

Could the hon. Gentleman give us any indication of the Government's policy on this question?

Lieut.-Colonel BUCKLEY

No, Sir, I am afraid I cannot.

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