HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 c652
2. Major PROCTER

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what steps His Majesty's Government are taking to secure a revision of the Australian duties on Lancashire cotton yarns; and what action he proposes to take to support the representations made by the Lancashire cotton trade for submission to the Commonwealth Government?


His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have received a reply from His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia to the representations made to them in regard to the duties on certain cotton yarns from the United Kingdom. This reply is now being considered in the light of the views of the Lancashire cotton trade on the subject.


When will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to say that a decision will be made one way or the other regarding this duty?


It is not a question of a decision, it is a question of a communication from the Australian Government being considered with the representatives of the Lancashire cotton trade.