HC Deb 30 July 1930 vol 242 cc477-8
29. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what colonies give a tariff preference on imports from the United Kingdom and from other parts of the Empire; and what is the extent of such preferences, if any?


As regards the first part of this question I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Newcastle North (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle) on the 9th instant. As regards the second part of the question I would refer him to the President of the Board of Trade's reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Bethnal Green North East (Major Nathan) on the 11th of February last. It would be impossible within the limits of a Parliamentary reply to give a full statement of the figures.


Will the hon. Gentleman give a list of names?


I gave a list of names, as I have said—not every one, but nearly every one.


Is the hon. Member aware that the answer he gave to the hon. Member for Newcastle North (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle was not a full statement in regard to Colonies which give preference?


It was as full a statement as was possible within the conditions. As the President of the Board of Trade pointed out, it is hardly possible without a considerable amount of labour to get the details which would be necessary to give a wholly complete answer.