HC Deb 30 June 1938 vol 337 c2124
78. Mr. Higgs

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to investigate the desirability of introducing anti-dumping laws in order to reduce the importation of subsidised commodities?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

This subject has been considered on a number of occasions in the past, and the conclusion has been reached, with which I agree, that our existing tariff system is adequate to deal with competition of this kind.

Mr. Higgs

Is my right hon. Friend aware that other countries, including some British Dominions, apply antidumping laws against this country with success?

Mr. Stanley

I am not sure that those methods are very successful.