HC Deb 28 February 1928 vol 214 cc189-90
7. Mr. HURD

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the provision in the new Canadian tariff affecting the percentage of Empire labour in goods imported from Great Britain; and whether his Department has evidence as to the probable effect upon AngloCanadian trade?


The telegraphic summary of the Canadian Budget proposals which has reached me does not contain any information on the. question of the percentage of Empire labour or material in goods shipped from this country to Canada which will entitle them to preference in Canada, though I have seen statements in the Press that this percentage is to be increased. I expect, however, to receive full details very shortly, and I will see that they are published in. the Board of Trade Journal.


Under the Budget arrangement will that increase come into force forthwith?


No, Sir. I have not had any particulars yet. I am expecting a full report shortly. I shall not know definitely what the proposals are until them.

Commander BELLAIRS

Does that affect the Canadian Government's attitude with regard to the claim to a higher percentage of Canadian labour in Canadian goods?


I prefer to answer when I know what the exact proposals are.