HC Deb 08 February 1938 vol 331 c821
21. Mr. Tomlinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been directed to the effect of the high protective Customs duty on cotton goods imported into India, and in particular of the effect on Lancashire; and what steps does he propose to take in order to improve the prospects for the cotton industry?

Mr. Stanley

Yes, Sir. This is one of the questions now under discussion with the Government of India in the course of negotiations for a new trade agreement to replace that concluded at Ottawa in 1,932.