§ 24. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total exports to and imports from Canada for the first quarter of 1931, 1932, and 1933?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
The information desired is set out on pages 201, 204 and 207 of the issue for April last of the "Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom."
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. Malcolm MacDonald)
I am informed that the Canadian Tariff Board is proceeding as rapidly as possible with the steps which are a necessary preliminary to the hearing.
§ 12. Mr. MALLALIEU
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he is aware that British bituminous coal sold in Canada has been brought under the Canadian anti-dumping law; what reasons have been given for this action; and whether he proposes to make representations to His Majesty's Government in Canada?
§ Mr. MacDONALD
I am aware that imports of United Kingdom bituminous coal into Canada are subject to dumping duty and I understand that such duty is being applied in cases where the export price is stated to be below the fair market value as sold for home consumption. As was said in answer to the hon. Member for Birkenhead East (Mr. White) on 13th June, the matter is under consideration, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. MALLALIEU
Is not the Secretary of State aware that Nova Scotian coals, for the benefit of which these duties have been imposed, are themselves highly subsidised by the Canadian Government?
§ The following table shows the total tonnage of bran, pollard, sharps and middliugs imported into and exported from the United Kingdom in the trade with the Irish Free State during the periods specified:
|Period.||Imports into the United Kingdom consigned from the Irish Free State.||Exports from the United Kingdom consigned to the Irish Free State.|
|January to May:|
§ 10. Mr. HARTLAND (for Mr. RUTHERFORD)
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in view of the attitude of the Irish Free State to the Empire, and the consequent results to trade relations between the Free State and the United Kingdom, he will take steps to remove the representative of the Irish Free State from the Empire Marketing Board?