HC Deb 26 April 1910 vol 17 c400W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the prohibitive character of the new Japanese tariff to come into force next year, and the possibility of negotiating satisfactory reductions of that tariff in the interests of British exporters, he will consider the desirability of including in his next Budget provision for the taxation of such luxuries as Japan now supplies to this country such as silks, objets d'art, etc.?


I understand that the probable effect of the proposed Japanese tariff on British trade is now being carefully examined by the Board of Trade in consultation with their Commercial Intelligence Committee, and pending the result of that examination I am unable to make any statement on the subject.