§ 21. Mr. MITCHESON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether Portugal is still discriminating against British shipping; and, if so, what steps he is taking to bring this discrimination to an end?
§ Dr. BURGIN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I have nothing to add to the answers which were given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on this subject on 7th February and 1st March.
§ Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
Does not the hon. Gentleman think it time that we made the strongest representations to our oldest ally that they should cease this discrimination against British shipping?
§ Mr. LOUIS SMITH
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that discrimination is 312 seriously handicapping our trade with Portugal, and will he do his utmost to bring the matter to a termination as quickly as possible?
§ Sir ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this matter was brought to the notice of the Board of Trade four years ago?