§ 21. Mrs. Castle
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the high price of lettuce, he will suspend the import duty of 20s. per cwt.
§ Mrs. Castle
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in London lettuces are fetching 1s. 6d. each and have been doing so for some time? Is it not absurd to call this a protective duty if it cannot be varied according to whether or not protection is necessary? Does it not merely become a tax on food?