HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c415
72. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any attempt is being made through the League of Nations to induce nations to prevent the export of prison-made goods; and whether he is aware that quantities of textiles made in American prisons are smuggled into Canada from mills and warehouses on the frontier and of the consequent danger of these goods finding their way to Great Britain?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, I have no information, but my hon. and gallant Friend will realise that an export prohibition is not likely to be effective in restricting the activities of smugglers.