§ 49. Mr RENNIE SMITH
asked the Prime Minister if he has given further consideration to the recommendations of the International Economic Conference with a view to the early removal of barriers to international trade?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The attitude of His Majesty's Government towards the Resolutions of the Conference was fully explained to the House by the President of the Board of Trade on the 20th July, 1927. Since that date His Majesty's Government have continued to associate themselves with the steps taken by the League of Nations through its economic organisation to give effect to those Resolutions, and, in particular, have taken part in the Conference on import and export prohibitions and restrictions. This Conference resulted in the International Convention which has been signed on behalf of His Majesty's Government and will shortly be ratified.
§ Mr. RENNIE SMITH
Does the Prime Minister think that his proposed policy of extended safeguarding is likely to assist the work of the International Economic Conference?