HC Deb 29 November 1938 vol 342 c234
35. Mr. Davidson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the British-American Trade Agreement involves higher tariffs in America on British linen goods?

Mr. Stanley

No, Sir. On the contrary, the agreement provides for substantial reductions in the United States Customs duties on most classes of linen goods imported into the United States from the United Kingdom.

Mr. Davidson

Has the Minister seen a suggestion made in certain British quarters of sending the Prime Minister's shirt to America? Would not this involve him in the highest protectionist policy?

Mr. R. Gibson

Does this apply to textiles, including woollen textiles?

Forward to