§ Mr. LLOYD
asked the Foreign Secretary whether he will cause inquiry to be made from the British Consuls in Japan 412W as to whether, and, if so, how, the Consumption Tax in Japan is worked in a manner which discriminates prejudicially between British and other imported goods; and whether he is prepared to make representations to the Japanese Government to substitute, for the present ad valorem Consumption Tax one consisting of specific rates?
§ Sir E. GREY
I must refer the hon. Member to the answer returned on the 25th instant on this subject. It was there stated that the matter was not being lost I sight of. The question is now under investigation.