HC Deb 19 December 1929 vol 233 cc1647-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is prepared to take steps to see that representations against the exportation of bounty-fed foreign cereals to this country are addressed through the appropriate channels to the Governments of those foreign countries which have accepted and ratified the conclusions of the Geneva Economic Conference?


I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my hon. Friend the Secretary of the Department of Overseas Trade on this subject, on 4th and 13th November, of which I am sending him copies.

Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the effect on the home producer, he will state what countries have arrangements in force whereby cereals and/or flour exported from those countries enjoy the benefit of an export bounty or any equivalent assistance?


According to the information in the Department of Overseas Trade, exporters of grain in Germany, Austria and Poland may obtain remission or refund of certain import duties. I am not aware of any other countries where similar privileges are granted.