HC Deb 30 January 1934 vol 285 cc178-9
25. Mr. LYONS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now make a statement with reference to the Silk Duties and the suspension of their consideration by the Import Duties Advisory Committee?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to him on the 5th December.


In view of the injurious effect that the delay has had upon the industry and employment concerned, may I ask whether a conclusion will be made of these negotiations in the very near future?


I cannot say when the conclusion will take place, but I can assure the hon. and learned Gentleman that no time will be lost.