§ Mr. GATES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the resolution of the London Chamber of Commerce passed on the 11th October last; and whether he is now prepared to remove the restrictions on the delivery of goods from bond imposed under powers conferred upon him by Section 15 of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, as amended by Section 13 of the Finance Act, 1919?
My right hon. Friend has considered the resolution of the London Chamber of Commerce to which my hon. Friend refers, but, as he intimated in his reply of the 19th July to the hon. Member for North-West Camberwell (Mr. Campbell), he could not agree to withdraw or limit the existing powers of the Treasury in this matter.