HC Deb 06 October 1931 vol 257 c969
29. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the desirability of broadcasting an appeal to British subjects throughout the world, and especially in our overseas territories, to direct, so far as possible, the trade which they may be able to influence towards the Mother Country, with the object of stimulating national employment?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

In a letter which I wrote to the chairman of the United Dominions Trust, Limited, and which received the widest publicity in the Press on the 18th September, I used the words which I now repeat: In their expenditure I hope that everyone will be vigilant in making demands for British labour and its products. I know that without any further specific appeal such as my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind we can confidently rely upon our fellow British subjects throughout the world to do everything, in this and in other ways, to help the country in its present difficulties to maintain, with as little impairment as may be, our common heritage.


Have there been any results so far? Has there been any reduction in Colonial tariffs?