§ 66. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the fact, revealed in the Board of Trade Journal for 3rd May, that the percentage increase in the quantity of iron and steel and manufactures thereof imported during the first quarter of 1934 is 53.4 per cent. higher than in the corresponding period of 1933, he will in- 1444 form the House as to when a pronouncement as to the extent and permanence of the iron and steel duties will be made?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hore-Belisha)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Cardiff South (Captain A. Evans) on Thursday last.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Can my hon. Friend give us any indication as to when the announcement will be made having regard to the fact that the imports for the month of April this year were 80 per cent. above those of April last year?
§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
Is it not the case that the larger part of these imports come from India and not from foreign countries?