§ 27. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the vital importance of our export trade, he will appoint a small but competent body to inquire into the high cost of the production of British goods destined for oversea markets; and whether these high costs are due to regulations made by employers or workers to high internal taxation, to high transport charges, or other causes?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the answer which I gale to the hon. Member for Bedwellty (Mr. C. Edwards) on the 22nd May. The 22 particular points mentioned in the question will be borne in mind in settling the terms of reference to the Committee then announced.
§ Mr. HANNON
In point of fact, is not the high cost of production mainly due to the high wages paid in this country?