HC Deb 08 July 1936 vol 314 cc1181-2
92. Mr. DONNER

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the restrictions imposed by Japan on Australian goods following upon the declaration of His Majesty's Government in Australia and their subsequent action to maintain the Australian market for British goods, he will take steps to reduce imports from Japan into this country until Japanese discrimination against Australia ceases?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Captain Crookshank)

My right hon. Friend has not yet received a copy of the Ordinance, but I understand that it is so framed as to restrict the importation of certain commodities from Australia. The question of making representations to the Japanese Government, or taking other steps in regard to this matter, is one for His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia. As my right hon. Friend has already stated, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom fully recognise the value to United Kingdom trade of the recent revision of the Commonwealth duties on textiles.


Is not this an opportunity of intimating that action taken against any part of the Empire is action taken against the whole?

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