HC Deb 11 February 1930 vol 235 cc245-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the dumping of German baths in this country which is estimated to have resulted in the throwing out of work of 10,000 men; and whether he proposes to investigate the conditions under which these imported articles are produced with the object of taking counter action if possible?


My attention has been called to the recent importations of porcelain enamel baths, but I notice that these were less both in weight and value in 1929 than in any of the three immediately preceding years. No useful purpose would be served by a special inquiry into the conditions abroad in this particular trade. As the hon. Member is aware, the Government do not intend to propose any new Safeguarding Duties.