HC Deb 31 January 1929 vol 224 cc1163-4W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his atten-

Class. Number. Gross tonnage. Sale price. Average sale price per ton.
£ £
Passenger 52 571,815 6,397,591 11.2
Cargo 348 1,377,802 14,175,613 10.3
Trawlers 29 6,650 70,250 10.0
Sailing vessels 18 38,915 61,349 1.6
Tankers 6 30,067 288532 9.6
Total 453 2,025,249 20,993,335 10.3

tion has been drawn to the circulars sent out by a Continental firm manufacturing aluminium saucepans, urging that British housewives should buy household ware from that concern on the condition that 4s. on each 25s. order shall be paid into the Mansion House distress fund; and whether any counter-publicity is being given to the fact that the placing abroad of such orders would dislodge from employment a large additional number of British workers?


I have seen references in the Press to the offer to which my hon. Friend refers. I feel sure that British housewives will release? that the best way to help British workers is to buy British goods.