§ 36. Major COLVILLE
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can account for the fourfold increase in the value of electrical instruments, other than telegraphic and telephonic, imported during the 10 months ended October, 1930, as compared with the years 1928 and 1929, respectively?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The increase in the imports into this country of electrical instruments (other than telegraphic and telephonic) registered during the first 10 months of 1930, compared with the imports during the corresponding months of 1928 and 1929, is due to sound recording and reproducing (talking) machines and parts thereof being included under this heading.
§ Major COLVILLE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a large proportion of these instruments come from Switzerland; and is it any wonder that Switzerland has ratified the tariff truce?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
Without going into that question, I think I can show my hon. and gallant Friend the detailed figures in order that in this matter he may not be weary of well-doing.
Sir NAIRNE STEWART SANDEMAN
Could not all these machines have been made in this country, giving work to our people?