§ Mr. RAMSDEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any representations have reached him favouring the imposition of temporary restrictions on carpets and rugs, notably Indian and Japanese, which are now coming into this country; and whether he proposes to take any action thereon?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
My right hon. Friend, on the advice of the Imports Consultative Council, has agreed to the importation of foreign carpets being restricted at present to 25 per cent. of the imports of 1917. Carpets of Indian origin are admitted freely, as being the manufacture of part of His Majesty's Dominions.