HC Deb 17 June 1930 vol 240 c10
15. Mr. ALBERY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce legislation calculated to prevent the dumping in this country of goods made by sweated labour, or whether it is their intention to rely solely on international negotiation?


The policy of the Government with regard to goods manufactured by sweated labour has been repeatedly stated, and I would refer the hon. Member in particular to the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Chorley (Mr. Hacking) on 20th May.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL

What is the position of the Government in regard to the importation of sweated goods?


Can the right hon. Gentleman report any progress in this matter in addition to the claim which he makes on behalf of the Government?


No, Sir; I cannot add to previous statements on this matter. One of the fundamental differences between us is that hon. Members opposite wish prohibition or a tariff, and I am unable to accept either of those devices.

Several Hon. Members rose



We cannot have a debate.