HC Deb 08 November 1932 vol 270 c177

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any agreement has been arrived at by his Department with Empire producers of copper, zinc and lead as to the meaning to be attached to the expression first sale under the Ottawa Agreements?


Particulars of an agreement reached between copper producers and consumers on this subject are contained in my reply to the hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. A. Ramsay) on the 28th October, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. The producers and consumers of lead are being invited to attend a meeting at the Board of Trade to discuss the bearings of the Ottawa Agreements on their industry and my Department is prepared to afford an opportunity for the zinc interests to consider the matter together if they so desire.