HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 c617W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Islington Borough Council published, prior to the passing of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, particulars of tenders for arc-lamp carbons, showing that the French price was £14 8s. per 1,000, and the German price £10 15s. 6d. per 1,000; and, seeing that the effect of the flat-rate duty is to impose a heavier charge on French than on German commodities in such cases, will he reconsider the policy of the Government?


I was not aware of the publication of the particulars stated in the first part of this question; the answer to the second part is in the negative.