HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2827
13. Mr. Liddall

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the imports of agricultural machinery, which amounted to 4,207 tons in the first six months of 1935, had increased to 5,224 tons for the same period of 1936 and to 6,769 tons for the corresponding period of this year; and whether His Majesty's Government propose to take any additional steps with a view to diminishing this rapid growth of imports of competitive agricultural machinery?

Mr. Stanley

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am satisfied that the existing machinery set up under the Import Duties Act is adequate to safeguard the interests of the United Kingdom industry.