HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 c2101
63. Mr. COCKS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government will give a sympathetic consideration to the French Government's appeal for conciliatory action in the trade dispute with that country, and in the meantime suspend the application of the new retaliatory duties in order to open the way to conversations for a general agreement between the two countries?


I would ask the hon. Member to await the general Debate which will take place this afternoon on the Motion for the confirmation of the Order imposing the duties.


Can the hon. Member say whether the Foreign Secretary was consulted before the taking up of this attitude of foolish bellicosity?

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