HC Deb 21 January 1931 vol 247 c168
36. Mr. CAMPBELL (for Mr. HANNON)

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is in a position to make a statement on the new Chinese tariff and how far additional duties are to be imposed; and what action has been taken by His Majesty's Government to safeguard the interests of British trade at Nanking?


The new Chinese tariff came into force on the 1st January. Import duties have been increased for most commodities but have been reduced for some goods, including certain types of machinery. The changes in duties effected by the new tariff do not conflict with the provisions of any Treaties in force between this country and China. His Majesty's Government are bringing details of the changes, as they become available, to the notice of the interests concerned in this country.

37. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade the present position in China as affecting British trade and commerce?


It would not be practicable to deal with this matter by question and answer. If my hon. and gallant Friend would let me know on what particular points he desires information I will endeavour to give it.