HC Deb 15 November 1932 vol 270 c924
8. Mr. GIBSON (for Mr. HANNON)

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any representations have been made to the Governments of Northern Europe for the abolition of the tax upon commercial travellers, of 100 kroner in the case of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and 1,000 Finnish marks in the case of Finland, for permission to trade for 45 days in each country, and with what result?


Representations on this subject have been made to the Governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the subject will be borne in mind in connection with the forthcoming negotiations with each of the countries named in the question.


In view of the fact that representations have been repeatedly made, and, apparently, no notice has been taken of them, is it not time that our Board of Trade imposed these charges against their nationals who come to this country?


I think that the whole matter had better be left to negotiation, and not to imposition.