HC Deb 24 July 1933 vol 280 cc2205-6
2. Captain FULLER

(for Sir JOHN HASLAM) asked the Secretary of State for India whether, as the time is now opportune for mutual arrangements being made between the Government of India and ourselves for a large preferential tariff to be accorded to the better class of cotton goods exported from this country in return for the large preference we give to goods imported from India, he will now state what further action it is proposed to take?


The duties on cotton piece goods imported into India from this country are generally speaking as much as 50 per cent. lower than those on similar foreign goods, and India gives differential advantage on large classes of other British goods. The future of the Indian cotton duties is now under the consideration of the Government of India.