§ 54. Mr. LIDDALL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the imports of glass bottles and jars have gone up from 10,321 gross in April, 1932, to 32,795 gross in April, 1934; and what action he proposes to take?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I am aware of the facts to which my hon. Friend draws attention. Any question of an increase in the duty on these goods must of course be dealt with by the ordinary procedure of the Import Duties Act.
§ Mr. LIDDALL
In view of the fact that the present duty is evidently not sufficient 1931 to restrict the importation of these goods and to enable British manufacturers to compete with Continental makers, will the Government not take some action?