HC Deb 25 February 1932 vol 262 cc555-6
81. Mr. CONANT

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in recommending sites for new factories to those foreign firms who apply to him, he will bear in mind the desirability of factories being started in the present centres of population rather than in areas where surplus labour does not at present exist?


Contact between Government Departments and foreign firms or their agents who are intending to manufacture in this country arises for the most part only in connection' with appli-

liable to an existing duty of Customs, and therefore are exempted from the operation of the Import Duties Bill under Clause 1 (2) (a) of that Bill.