HC Deb 16 December 1937 vol 330 c1341
84. Mr. Ross Taylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the export trade in clover seed to the United States of America has shown a progressive decline in recent years; and whether, when negotiating the proposed trade agreement with that country, he will take steps to ensure that the trade is restored to its former level?

86 Mr. Higgs

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in negotiating an Anglo-American agreement, he will endeavour to obtain a considerable reduction in the existing duties on sterling silver table-ware and general silver-ware and plated table-ware and general plated-ware entering the United States of America?

Mr. Stanley

Representative trade bodies in this country have, as I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for East Fife (Mr. Henderson Stewart) on 23rd November, been asked for their views as to the tariff concessions which might be sought from the United States as part of an Anglo-United States trade agreement. In the formulation of the proposals to be submitted to the United States Government, full consideration will be given to those views and any others that I receive as to commodities on which concessions might be obtained, including the commodities mentioned by the hon. Members.