HC Deb 09 March 1937 vol 321 cc959-60
56. Major Dorman-Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any existing trade agreement precludes the making of an order under the Import Duties Act increasing the existing duties on dead fowls and on egg products imported from foreign sources?

Mr. Runciman

No trade agreement precludes increased duties on liquid eggs or on egg products, or on dead poultry other than dead guinea fowls. The duty on these latter is limited to 10 per cent. ad valorem by the agreement with Poland.

Major Dorman-Smith

Will the right hon. Gentleman pass that information on to the appropriate quarters with a view to something being done immediately for the poultry producers?