§ 8. Mr. H. G. Williams
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, despite the terms of the most-favourednation clause in our commercial agreements, His Majesty's Government regard themselves as free to impose quantitative restrictions on goods coming from some foreign countries without imposing similar restrictions on goods coming from all foreign countries with which we have commercial agreements containing the clause?
§ Mr. Runciman
The terms of commercial treaties concluded by this country vary somewhat in relation to this matter but they commonly provide that the parties will not apply to goods produced or manufactured in each other's territory prohibitions or restrictions on importation which do not equally apply to like goods produced or manufactured in any other foreign country.