39. Sir GEORGE HAMILTON (for Sir FRANK SANDERSON)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the amount of unemployment prevailing in the seed-crushing industry and the greatly increased imports of foreign-made vegetable oils during the past six months, he will consider taking such immediate steps as are necessary to safeguard this industry?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I have no power to impose a duty on imported vegetable oils, as they are not comprised in Class III of the Import and Export List.
Sir G. HAMILTON
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the extra imports, the abnormal imports, of last month were £4,000 more than for the same month of last year?