HC Deb 20 February 1933 vol 274 cc1435-6
33. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether in any new trading agreement with the Russian Soviet Government steps will be taken to secure the revenue from loss and to rectify the handicap now suffered by British traders in competition with the Russian trade delegation, by reason of the fact that this trade organisation is exempt from the payment of Income Tax as it is maintained by a foreign Government and claims diplomatic immunity?


My hon. Friend' suggestion will be borne in mind.


Does my right hon. Friend realise the serious handicaps that are suffered by the Treasury of this country, as well as by British nationals, owing; to the way in which trading is being carried on by a Government in this case?