HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 215 c957
6. Mr. HURD

asked the President of the Board of Trade how far the new Canadian tariff is likely to benefit British trade; and what is the exact nature of the provision affecting the percentage of Empire labour in Canadian imports?


The new Canadian tariff involves considerable changes in classification so that it would be difficult to give any exact comparison with the former tariff. There are certain reductions in duty, and a maintenance, and in some cases an increase, of the British preference. With regard to the second part of the question, detailed proposals have not yet been formulated, but I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a notice published in the Board of Trade Journal for the 8th March, which gives the latest information I have received on the subject.

Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT

May I ask whether a considerable advantage will not accrue to the textile industry of this country?


I have not had the whole of the details before me, but I think the answer I have given does give a fair summary of the position. The preference is maintained. In some cases there is an increase in the preference.

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