HC Deb 11 April 1930 vol 237 cc2518-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Tariff Truce Convention recently adopted at Geneva will in any way hinder the adoption of means to prevent the importation into this country of German bounty-fed cereals; and, if so, in what way?


The situation as regards import prohibitions is not modified by the recent Commercial Convention, and therefore remains as indicated in the reply given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on 11th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Mossley (Mr. H. M. Gibson). The situation as regards countervailing duties was indicated in my reply to the same hon. Member on 3rd March, and the only change in this respect made by the Commercial Convention is that it will preclude His Majesty's Government during its currency from imposing a general protective duty on imported cereals.