§ 49. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an examination has been made as to whether most-favoured-nation treatment should be given in connection with quotas in the same way as with tariff concessions; and, if so, with what result?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Most of our commercial treaties contain provisions designed to prevent discriminatory measures in matters of commerce, including most-favoured-nation provisions regarding import and export prohibitions and the like. Where the point referred to in the question has arisen with foreign Governments, His Majesty's Government have maintained that these provisions are applicable to quotas.