HC Deb 23 March 1937 vol 321 c2726
46. Mr. H. G. Williams

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the difficulties which have arisen in connection with agriculture and with certain manufacturing industries owing to the fact that Empire goods are admitted generally duty free and not on preferential terms, he will consider appointing a committee to inquire into the trade relationships of the United Kingdom with Empire countries?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir John Simon)

No, Sir.

Mr. Williams

Will my right hon. Friend really consider that answer, having regard to the very profound anxiety which is felt not only in this House but throughout the country both in industry and in agriculture?

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