HC Deb 08 July 1925 vol 186 c409
49. Mr. COUPER

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the depression in the shipbuilding and allied industries and the number of British shipbuilding orders which have been sent abroad within recent years, any consideration will be given by the Government to the idea of imposing a duty on every foreign-built ship imported into this country?

Mr. A. M. SAMUEL (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Pontypool on 23rd March, of which I am sending him a copy.