§ 73. Mr. McENTEE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that oak-panelled doors, packed in cases of six doors in each case, are being 1883 imported from Japan and landed at London docks at a price of 48s. per case; and whether he is taking any action to prevent the British firms who are importing these doors from continuing to do so?
§ Dr. BURGIN
No imports of doors consigned from Japan were recorded during the first three months of this year. There are no statutory powers under which imports of such doors could be prohibited. Any question of an increase in the duty payable on doors is a matter for the Import Duties Advisory Committee in the first instance, and an application for such an increase is at present before the Committee.
§ Captain STRICKLAND
Is it not a fact that the hon. Member for West Walthamstow (Mr. McEntee) and his colleagues have consistently opposed all efforts made by the Government for the protection of British industry?