HC Deb 25 July 1939 vol 350 c1218
8. Mr. Burke

asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he proposes to take to prevent the importation of Japanese poplin shirtings into this country from Eire, at prices below the cost of production in this country?

Mr. Stanley

I have no information about the imports to which the hon. Member refers. During the last three months, imports of cotton goods from Eire under what would appear to be the appropriate headings, amounted to £85. Foreign goods, when imported from Eire, are subject to the same rates of duty as those charged when they are imported direct from the country of origin.