18. Mr. SIMPSON
further asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of the imports of table glassware, during the six months ending 31st December, 1922, from Belgium and Germany, respectively?
§ Viscount WOLMER
Table glassware is not separately recorded in the trade statistics, but is included under the heading "Domestic and fancy glassware." The declared value of the imports into the United Kingdom of domestic and fancy glassware registered during the six months ended 31st December, 1922, as consigned from Belgium and Germany, amounted to £223,661 and £89,856 respectively.
Does not the Safeguarding of Industries Act protect the Belgian glass against the Germans?
§ Captain WEDGWOOD BENN
Is it not protection offered in a quarter where it is not needed and denied in a quarter where it appears to be urgent?