HC Deb 22 February 1934 vol 286 cc484-5
46. Mr. MANDER

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether negotiations with Japanese representatives in connection with Japanese competition in articles other than textiles are contemplated; and what action, if any, the Government propose to take?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Platting (Mr. Chorlton) on 28th November.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are many other trades, particularly the metal trade, which are just as keenly interested in Japanese competition as the textile trades; and is he not going to take some steps with regard to them also?


If my hon. Friend refers to the answer given on 28th November he will find that it refers to that point.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the right hon. Gentleman welcome the hon. Member back to the fold?