§ 31. Sir GIFFORD FOX (for Mr. LENNOX-BOYD)
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the number of clocks imported into this country has increased from 715,955 in the first six months of 1932 to 1,528,769 in the first six months of 1934; and what steps he proposes to take to protect further the British clock-making industry?
I am aware of the increase in imports of clocks referred to in the first part of the question. As regards the latter part, I would remind my hon. Friend that the duties on most clocks are governed by the trade agreement with Germany concluded in April, 1933.