HC Deb 26 April 1938 vol 335 cc3-4
8. Mr. Roland Robinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made in the negotiation of a trade treaty with the United States of America?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to a similar question by the hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Burke) on 5th April, to which I am unable at present to add anything.

Captain Wallace

I have no information that the German Government is subsidising any particular trade. If the hon. Member has any information to prove this we should be glad to have it.

Mr. H. G. Williams

Is it really the case that, through the system of exchange control, Germany is subsidising most of her competitive exports?

Mr. Higgs

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that three years ago the German Government took off the whole of the direct taxation on motor cars, and much stimulated the production?

7. Mr. E. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number and value of motor cars imported from Germany into Britain during the years 1934, 1935, and 1937, respectively?

Captain Wallace

As the answer involves a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer: