§ 42. Mr. REMER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information to show whether it is practicable to control the native production of rubber by means of a tax; and whether, in addition, he has any information as to the precise rate of export tax which it is proposed by the Dutch Government to impose with the object of limiting native production of rubber?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to native production of rubber in the Netherlands East Indies. The Netherlands Government have informed me that they are satisfied that it is practicable to control this production by means of an export tax. As regards the second part of the question, I have so far received no information.