HC Deb 26 May 1924 vol 174 c54W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is cognisant of the fact that notice has been given in the Canadian Senate of a Motion to amend the Customs Act of the Dominion to repeal preferential duties on imports from Britain until the British Government grants a reciprocal tariff on goods imported from Canada; and, in view of the effect such action must have, if carried, on the export trade of this country, if he will grant a respite from the suspension of the McKenna Duties pending the findings of the Committee of inquiry recently promised?


As regards the first part of the question, I have seen a statement in the Press to this effect. I do not accept the argument which forms the second part of the question.