HC Deb 09 March 1936 vol 309 cc1783-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in any revised trade agreement with Denmark, it is his intention again to grant to that country a guaranteed minimum in the quantity of butter and of eggs which this country will import, in view of the fact that this principle conflicts with the encouragement given to and expected by Empire countries in their production of these commodities?


The point raised by my hon. Friend will be borne in mind.

Kingdom manufacture is not prohibited but that licences for the importation from all countries of Diesel engines of certain sizes were for a time withheld. I am glad to say, however, that this restriction has now been withdrawn, and licences have quite recently been granted for the importation of a number of such Diesel engines from the United Kingdom.