HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 c760
18. Mr. CAPORN

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is aware of the restrictions placed upon the importation into Denmark of the products of a certain cycle company; and whether any attempt is being made to improve the position in view of the pains the firm have taken to cultivate that market?


I am aware that the Danish Government has restricted the volume of the total imports into Denmark for the period January to August of this year, and I have received a statement from a cycle company of the effects of these restrictions upon their efforts to develop their business in the market. I am now in communication with His Majesty's Legation at Copenhagen on the subject, and I will communicate the results to my hon. Friend.


Is my hon. Friend aware that there is a very strong feeling among the workers of this country that steps should be taken to obtain a better balance of trade between this country and Denmark?


I am aware of that feeling, and I would point out that in the early months of this year the balance has been improved, and that now, instead of being five to one in favour of Denmark, it is three to one.