§ Mr. O. LEWIS
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he has called the attention of the Australian Government to the proposal of the President of the Board of Trade for a two years' tariff truce; and whether such tariff truce is intended to refer to the old rates of duty on British boots, shoes, and leather entering Australia or to the new rates of duty now proposed?
§ Mr. GILLETT
As regards the first part of the question, I understand that His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia have declined the invitation of the League of Nations 1505W to participate in the forthcoming Tariff Truce Conference. The second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.