HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc53-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether British Honduras proposes to prohibit, except under licence, the importation of certain dyes and dye-stuffs which are not products or manufactures of any part of the British Empire; whether this policy is being adopted by other Colonies; whether the Colonial Office recommends to British Colonies that they should adopt a policy of this nature; and, if not, whether it will consider the desirability of doing so?


Ten years ago a number of British Dependencies, including British Honduras, on the invitation of His Majesty's Government, passed legislation prohibiting the importation, without licence, of certain dyes and dye-stuffs not the produce or manufacture of any part of the British Empire. This legislation, so far as I am aware, remains unrepealed. I have no intention of recommending that other British Colonies should adopt a similar policy.