HC Deb 16 March 1937 vol 321 c1829
18. Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the hardship caused to manufacturers of carpets in this country by the present arrangements which allow Oriental carpets imported from abroad to be re-exported to Denmark under the same certificate as carpets manufactured in Great Britain, thus considerably reducing the quota to which bona fide British goods are entitled, he will take action to alter the present arrangements and confine such certificates to home-produced manufactures?

Captain Euan Wallace (Secretary Overseas Trade Department)

If my hon. Friend will let me have full particulars of cases in which United Kindom carpet manufacturers have been prejudiced by the arrangement referred to, I will give them careful consideration.

Mr. Leach

Does the right hon. Gentleman know that similar semi-fraudulent practices exist in regard to the worsted and woollen trade in the West Riding?

Captain Wallace

I do not know of them.