HC Deb 15 May 1934 vol 289 cc1602-3

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he can state what procedure will be followed in ascertaining to what extent the Dominions can co-operate with regard to the imposition of quotas on Japanese imports?


As was indicated by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade, on Monday, 7th May, the matter is one for decision by the individual Governments.

70. Dr. HOWITT

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the doubt existing in the minds of many people as to the efficacy of quota restrictions, he will consider the restriction of the entry of Japanese goods into the Colonial markets of the Empire by means of tariffs instead of quotas?

Captain AUSTIN HUDSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. The matter has been very fully considered, and in the case of cotton and rayon goods the balance of advantage appeared clearly to be on the side of the quota system.

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