HC Deb 10 May 1933 vol 277 cc1530-1
40. Captain NORTH

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the principle of most-favoured-nation treaties will be discussed at the coming World Economic Conference; and, if it is not at present on the agenda, whether he will take the necessary steps to place it there?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The most-favoured-nation clause is one of the subjects specifically proposed for consideration in the Draft Annotated Agenda which has been prepared by the Preparatory Committee of Experts.

Captain NORTH

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say where this item will figure on the agenda?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

No, Sir.

45. Mr. WHITE (for Mr. BERNAYS)

asked the Prime Minister if he will give an assurance that it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to endeavour to secure at the World Economic Conference a general reduction of tariffs?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

Yes, Sir.