HC Deb 20 February 1934 vol 286 cc164-5

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been draw to the fact that the quantity of retained imports of many classes of competitive manufactured goods in 1933 was either higher, or nearly as high, as 10 years before; and, under these circumstances, what steps be proposes to take to reduce the rate of importation in the case of the goods in question?


The Import Duties Act, 1932, contains provisions under which increased duties may be imposed upon any class of imports which, after due inquiry, it is found desirable to restrict.