§ 20. Captain DOWER
asked the President of the Board of Trade what action has been taken to safeguard the preferences accorded to Canadian timber by the United Kingdom-Canadian Ottawa Agreement?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Acting in the spirit of Article 21 of the agreement to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, and in order to ensure the provision of adequate opportunities for Canadian suppliers in the United Kingdom market, His Majesty's Government requested the timber interests concerned to arrange that the contract for the 1934 season should be limited to a maximum shipment of not more than 350,000 standards of Russian sawn softwood and should not contain what is known as the "fall clause." The contract has been concluded on this basis.