§ 58. Captain DOWER
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if his attention has been called to the large quantities of Japanese manufactured hats that are being imported into South Africa and are being sold at 17s. 6d. per dozen under the designation Stettersby; and will he make representations to the Union Government that trading of this kind should be stopped?
The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
I have no other information on this subject than that stated in the question. If my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with full particulars, the matter will receive further consideration.
§ Captain DOWER
Is my right hon. Friend aware that two of the principal hats sold in South Africa are the Stetson and the Battersby, and that in selling this as a Stettersby they are misleading their clients, and does not he think that it is possible to make some sort of attempt 491 to stop this kind of Japanese trade? I have in my hand one of these hats, which are sold at ls. 5d. each.
I was not aware that the hat was bought for my benefit. Every Dominion has the right to determine its own position, but, if my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with details, I will gladly go into the matter.