HC Deb 29 May 1934 vol 290 c4

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the imports of domestic and fancy glass were increased from 6,830 cwt. in April, 1932, to 33,189 cwt. in April, 1934; and, having regard to the fact that the duty on this glass was at the rate of 50 per cent. up to 26th April, 1932, on which date it was reduced to 20 per cent. and that one firm has already been compelled to close down, what steps he proposes to take to deal with the situation?


I am aware of the facts to which my hon. Friend draws attention. He has no doubt observed that an Order has just been made imposing increased duties upon these goods.