§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether with a view to securing freer trade within the Empire, he proposes to take steps to bring about reductions of tariffs imposed on Empire imports into the Colonies and Dependencies?
§ Mr. LUNN
Generally speaking, the duties to which the hon. Member refers have been imposed by the Colonies and Dependencies for revenue purposes, but in a number of cases Empire imports enjoy preferential rates. It is not proposed at present to suggest to Colonial Administrations any alterations in the principles which determine their tariff policy.