HC Deb 23 July 1929 vol 230 cc1054-5
18. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will get in touch with foreign Ministers of Labour and Commerce in Europe and discuss the possibility of the formation of an economic united states of Europe as the only means of fighting the high American tariffs?


I do not see my way to act on the suggestion of the hon. and gallant Member.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the time is now ripe, seeing that M. Briand is anxious to discuss the matter and that Italy and Germany are also anxious for a discussion; and every discussion will be helpful?


I have given a reply only in general terms, but, after careful consideration, the Government are quite satisfied that there is nothing to be gained by any policy which involves discrimination.