§ 41. Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether representations have been made to the Argentine Government, and with what result, on the subject of the new classification of duties on imports put into operation by the Argentine Government in relation to high-class British pottery, the effect of which will be to exclude this article from Argentine markets?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Yes, Sir, such representations have been made, and I am glad to be able to inform the hon. Member that the operation of the decree in question has been suspended whilst the matter is being further considered.
§ Mr. HANNON
Would not this be a favourable opportunity for representations to the Argentine Government that a decree of this kind should not become operative against British pottery, in view of what is happening at the exhibition?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
Perhaps my hon. Friend will be content with an assurance that the very fullest representations have been made.
§ Mr. MATTERS
Does the right hon. Gentleman accept the implication in this question that the new classification specifically discriminates against this country?
§ Mr. GRAHAM
Oh, no, Sir. The question asked whether the reclassification would have adverse effects here, and I have replied to that point.