HC Deb 13 April 1926 vol 194 cc23-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the representatives of the gas mantle industry have made a mutual arrangement with the German representatives in the same industry for the purposes of stopping import of mantles into this country for a definite period; and whether he has any information as to the terms of this agreement?


I am informed that an agreement has been made between the Gas Mantle Trade Association, representing most of the British manufacturers, and the German Gas Mantle Convention and certain associated manufacturers in other countries. Under the terms of that agreement the German manufacturers and the associated concerns will not sell mantles in the United Kingdom and certain other parts of the British Empire, whilst the British makers will not sell to the Continent of Europe and the United States of America. There are arrangements also in respect of other markets. The agreement is for five years.