§ 76. Mr. WOMERSLEY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the French Government are proposing to increase the duty on smoked haddock to approximately 3s. per stone; that there is a considerable export to France of this class of fish from Grimsby and other British fishing ports; that this increase of duty will have a detrimental effect upon this trade; and will he, on behalf of His Majesty's Government and in the interests of British fishermen and workers in fish-curing establishments, make representations against this increased duty being levied?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
I have no reason to anticipate that the French Government 704 contemplate any increase in the import duty on smoked haddock from this country.
§ Mr. WOMERSLEY
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is such a proposal before the French Senate at present, and that is why I have put down the question, in the hope that he will make representations?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
There are certain proposals applicable to a general tariff, but I think it will be found that no difficulty under this head is likely to arise.