HC Deb 28 January 1930 vol 234 c831
35. Mr. HANNON

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the new volume published by the economic and financial section of the League of Nations secretariat, which reviews world trade during the period 1926 to 1928, where it is shown that the increase in British trade is 6 per cent. below the world average increase; and, seeing that the increase in world average is mainly due to the maintenance of a protective policy in most industrial nations in view of the facts thus revealed, His Majesty's Government contemplate an extension of safeguarding in the interests of enlarged British trade?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I do not, however, share the view put forward by the hon. Member that world trade is necessarily increased in proportion to the obstacles placed in its way.


Can we produce any facts on any authority that will convince the Government of the sin it is committing against British industry?

Major the Marquess of TITCHFIELD

Is it not a fact that there are none so blind as those who will not see?

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