§ 9. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a decree has just been issued by the Government of Spain organising the sale and use of coal in that country; that this decree will have the effect of limiting the importation of coal, with the consequential effect of reducing the amount of British coal exported into Spain; and whether, in view of the favourable conditions which Spanish fruit traders enjoy in this country, he can see his way to make representations to the Spanish authorities on the matter?
The new Spanish decree is engaging the serious attention of His Majesty's Government, who propose to renew their representations at Madrid.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Will the hon. Gentleman pay special attention to the suggestion I make at the end of my question?
§ Mr. PALING
Can the hon. Gentleman say in what way this new decree will stop the importation of British coal?
§ Mr. HARRIS
Is not this really following up the policy of hon. and right hon. Members opposite—Protection?