HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 cc1489-90W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Government will now consider the propriety of taxing German lace and embroidery imported into this country from Switzerland, the value of which this year is nearly a million sterling and 30 per cent. in excess of the import of last year?


I am not aware that German lace and embroidery are being imported into this country, and shall be glad to receive any information which the hon. Member may be able to give me. The whole question of the imports of Swiss lace and embroidery which contain a certain element of Austrian origin is now under consideration.