HC Deb 21 March 1927 vol 204 c45W

asked the President of the. Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the application made by the Canadian Woollen and Knitted Goods' Association to the Tariff Board for an upward revision of the tariff on yarns, blankets, flannels, fabrics, clothing, knitted goods, and kindred products; and whether, as the request, if granted, would practically eliminate the preference on such imports from Great Britain, amounting to over seven and a-half million sterling a year, he will make representations on behalf of the British industries concerned?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I understand that the application of the Canadian manufacturing interests is for a general increase in the rates of duty on woollen goods which would not necessarily involve a discontinuance of preferential duties for British woollen goods. Arrangements are being made for the representations of British trade associations interested to be communicated to the Canadian Tariff Board.