HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc202-3
36. Mr. REMER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the importation in the first five months of this year of 4,693,945 square yards of woollen and worsted manufactures from France; and, in view of the official figures that wages in France are 56 per cent. of the rates paid in this country, what action he intends to take to prohibit imports under such conditions?


The figure quoted by the hon. Member relates to the imports from France of woollen tissues. In addition, 4,633,453 square yards of worsted tissues were imported from France during the same period. The figures in each case were substantially lower than those for the corresponding periods of the two preceding years. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer to my statement in the Debate on the Address on 8th July (OFFICIAL REPORT, column 576).


Are we to take it from the right hon. Gentleman's answer that he is not going to adopt any means to carry out the Prime Minister's pledge?