§ 22. Mr. Sorensen
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the increase in the importation of radio, radiogram, and television cabinets from Western Germany in 1955, compared with 1954; and whether the quantity has further increased this year.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Is it not a fact that a certain number of these articles or commodities are coming into this country? Would the President say why they are 223 able to compete with production of the same kind of goods in this country, even though there is this 25 per cent. tariff upon them?
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
I am sure that there are some coming in; but there is, I think, a 20 per cent. ad valorem tariff, which seems an adequate protection for the British manufacturer.