HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 cc1843-4W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if, in view of the failure of British shipbuilding firms to compete with them, he can state whether Dutch shipbuilding firms received any subsidy and, if so, from what source?


The Commercial Secretary in Holland and His Majesty's Consul-General at Rotterdam have been fully consulted on this point by my Department and have reported that no subsidy is paid at the present time in connection with shipbuilding.

he is to be regarded as normally in insurable employment, in view of his being employed on his own account. There are no grounds upon which the committee could be asked to consider the case again.

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