47. Sir F. HALL
asked the Prime Minister if he will appoint a committee to investigate and report upon the economic difficulties which have arisen owing to the circumstances in which Russian goods are now being imported into this country to a rapidly increasing extent, and the bearing upon the problem of the different labour conditions under which these goods are produced, compared with the conditions prevailing in this country or in those parts of the British Empire with which Russia is now competing for British markets?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
I do not see that any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of a committee of this kind.
Sir F. HALL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the enormous increase in the importation of goods from Russia, and considering that they are produced under conditions of labour that would not be tolerated in this country, does he not think the matter might be looked into?