§ 27. Mr. HANNON
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has received communications from chambers of commerce and various trade organisations on the contemplated changes in the United States tariffs; and if representations have been made to the Government of the United States on the subject?
§ 80. Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the effect upon our export trade of the proposed United States tariff, he has yet taken any steps to register a protest?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
I have received some communications on the subject of the proposed tariff increases, but no representations have, up to the present, been made to the United States Government by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom. The matter is being carefully watched.
§ Mr. HANNON
Can the Parliamentary Secretary say when he contemplates that representations will be made by His Majesty's Government to the United States Government?
§ Mr. HANNON
Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise the gravity of the situation to the trade of this country?
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Will the Parliamentary Secretary urge the Cabinet to do their best to induce all other countries to reduce their tariff walls?
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that these proposed changes are having a much worse effect upon our trade than up the trade of any other country; and, in view of the fact that 40 other countries have sent representations, will he also send representations to the United States?