HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2078-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any of the countries parties to the Tariff Truce Conference have, since accepting the invitation to the Conference, increased their tariffs in respect of any categories of manufactured articles?


I do not know the exact dates on which each of the participating countries accepted the invitation, but I have no reason to think that, since accepting, any of these countries initiated action for increasing duties, though in one or two cases increased duties may have come into force as the result of action taken previously.


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in discussing the terms of the proposed Tariff Truce, His Majesty's Government will undertake to reserve the right of excluding from the United Kingdom foodstuffs produced under conditions prejudicial to the health of the ultimate consumers and goods manufactured under conditions of labour and wages inferior to those prevailing in this country?


The conditions under which prohibitions of importation may be imposed are laid down in the International Convention on the subject to which His Majesty's Government in Great Britain are parties and which came into force on 1st January last.

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