HC Deb 15 May 1911 vol 25 c1808W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the new duties proposed by Holland to be put on goods imported into that country will materially affect English exports to that country; whether the Government is taking any steps to protect British interests; and what they propose to offer to Holland in these negotiations?


A translation of the proposed new Customs Tariff of the Netherlands has been communicated to all the principal Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations in order to elicit their views as to its probable effect on the trades of their districts. When the replies have been received His Majesty's Government will be in a position to decide as to what representations, if any, it may be desirable to make to the Dutch Government.