§ Sir ROBERT HUTCHISON (by Private Notice)
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that since his answer, on 17th June, to the question of the hon. Member for Stroud (Sir F. Nelson) regarding the Stevenson Restriction Scheme stating that His Majesty's Government are not contemplating its abolition cables are reaching this country from America saying that the pivotal price of the scheme, as at present in force, is to be altered; whether he can make any statement concerning this, and, with a view to establishing confidence in the trade, will he undertake to give reasonable notice before any changes are made in the Stevenson scheme in any direction?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)
There are no grounds for the rumour to which my hon. Friend refers. If any change in the scheme were to become necessary, I should certainly endeavour to give as long notice as possible.