HC Deb 03 March 1909 vol 1 c1560W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he would consider, in order to prevent the importation of raw cocoa produced by slave labour and in order to increase the importation of cocoa produced in British Colonies, the raising of the duty on raw cocoa produced by slave labour from 1d. to 2d. per pound, so as to make the duty equivalent to the duty on imported manufactured cocoa, and thereby withdraw flour the British manufacturers of cocoa who use slave-grown cocoa the protective benefits which they at present enjoy?


I do not see my way to accept the hon. Member's suggestion.