§ 33. Mr. ALAN TODD (for Mr. HANNON)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that it is the general practice of certain foreign countries to require from exporters of manufactured goods from the United Kingdom an affidavit to the effect that goods exported are sold at the price which the exporter will be prepared to accept from any purchaser for home consumption; and can he state the countries which require such a declaration?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I am not aware that it is the general practice of any foreign country to require such an affidavit.
§ 56. Mr. TODD (for Mr. HANNON)
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the exporters of manufactured goods from this country to the Dominions are required 1613 to sign an affidavit to the effect that the domestic values shown on the invoice are those at which the exporter will be prepared to supply to any purchaser for home consumption; and whether he is prepared to initiate legislation to provide for similar declarations to be made by all exporters of manufactured goods from foreign countries to the United Kingdom?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hore-Belisha)
I understand that declarations of domestic values are required by some of the Dominions. The answer to the second part of the Question is in the negative.