§ Major McLEAN
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the imposition of an excise duty on foreign malting barley, home-grown barley being exempted, is prohibted by any treaties with foreign powers; and, if so, whether he can state with which Powers such treaties exist and give particulars of these treaties?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Commercial treaties with the following twelve countries contain provisions precluding any such discrimination:—