§ 54. Mr. REMER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the fact that the negotiations between the Lancashire and Japanese textile interests have broken down, he will now ask the Import Duties Advisory Committee to proceed with their consideration as to the incidence of the Silk Duties?
As my hon. Friend was informed on the 15th March by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, the two Governments are now engaged in reviewing the 1801 situation that arises as a result of the breakdown of the negotiations referred to in the question. In these circumstances, I have nothing to add, as regards the Silk Duties, to the answer which was given to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Lyons) on the 5th December last.