HC Deb 30 July 1935 vol 304 cc2462-3
53. Mr. CAPORN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of motor cars and chassis with engines imported into this country from the United States of America during the first six months of 1935; and what action he proposes to take to safeguard British interests?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

During the first six months of 1935, 3,698 motor vehicles and 1,430 chassis with engines, were imported from the United States of America. As regards the latter part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Hanley (Mr. Hales) on 21st May.


In view of the fact disclosed by the President of the Board of Trade a few moments ago of the vast difference between imports from America and exports to America, does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that this would be a very good opportunity for trying the effect of a tariff?


I was under the impression that there was a tariff.


A ruthless one.