§ 10. Captain PETER MACDONALD
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any communication has been received from the Japanese Government with regard to the policy adopted by His Majesty's Government following the breakdown in the negotiations with regard to Japanese cotton exports; and, if so, what has been the reply?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I saw the Japanese Ambassador on the 17th May and he raised certain points about the measures announced to be taken in the Colonial Empire. These questions are being considered.
§ 4. Brigadier-General NATION (for Mr. BARTON)
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in his negotiations with the Japanese Government, he will bear in mind the claims of industries outside the textile trade which are being adversely affected by Japanese competition?
§ 62. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will publish a memorandum showing the extent to which the textiles of United Kingdom origin have been displaced by textiles from Japan in the markets of the British Crown Colonies?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
The answer involves a long and complicated table which is being prepared. It will be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT when ready.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Will the right hon. Gentleman at the same time find out whether any English firms are actually engaged in selling goods manufactured in Japan to British Crown Colonies?