HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 c1265
53. Captain DOWER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has received any reply from the Danish Government in answer to the representations he has recently made regarding the reduction of import licences allocated to British goods entering Denmark and, in particular, to the restrictions enforced by the Danish Government on the importation of British hats?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I am not yet in a position to add to the statements which my right hon. Friend has already made on this matter. I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the interests of the hat industry will not be overlooked.

Captain DOWER

Does my hon. and gallant Friend realise that, if these import licences are not obtained soon, orders for British goods will go elsewhere, and that the matter is very urgent?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

The matter is being treated as urgent.

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