Sir F. HALL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any assurances have been given to the Dominion Governments that action with regard to the modification of the present system of Imperial Preferences will be postponed until the Government have had full opportunity of conferring with representatives of the Dominions on the subject and considering their views?
§ Mr. PONSONBY
The position of the Government as regards Imperial Preferences was explained in the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Debate on the address on 9th July. As regards discussion with the Dominions, there is nothing which I can add at present to the reply which I gave on 10th July to the hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Hurd).