HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2018-9
4. Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the Lord Privy Seal which are the trades in which the effect of his plans to increase the export trade will be seen in the unemployment returns?


As I have repeatedly stated, the Government's policy is to encourage by every means possible the expansion of British trade both in home and in overseas markets, and with this object in view I am continuing my discussions with the representatives of industry in order that any steps which the Government can properly take to stimulate and facilitate trade shall be taken. The hon. and gallant Member will appreciate that a policy of this kind, which is calculated to have general results, cannot affect the unemployment figures immediately.


Is the right hon. Gentleman yet in a position to make any statement with regard to assistance to the motor-car and motor-cycle export trade?


I am not yet able to indicate what precise steps are being taken, but I will go so far as to say that internal arrangements are being made by this; industry.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is not impressed by the conversion of the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) from the Free Trade point of view?


Has the right hon. Gentleman taken into serious consideration the representations made to him the other day by representatives of the motor-cycle and motor-car industry?


I always treat very seriously representations made to me from all industries.