HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 cc1175-6
31. Sir P. HANNON

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the report of the tariff committee of the Birmingham Jewellers' Association which embodies a resolution that the livelihood of the workpeople in the jewellery and associated industries is menaced by the severity of foreign competition; and whether he is prepared to adopt measures to deal with the injury which is being inflicted upon this trade?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I do not consider that the measures proposed in the resolution would be of benefit to United Kingdom trade generally.


Would the right hon. Gentleman indicate what measures he has in contemplation that will have this effect?

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