§ Sir F. NELSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if his attention has been drawn to the losses sustained by the British rubber-producing industry as a result of the removal of rubber restriction; and if he proposes to take any steps to prevent this industry being extinguished?
§ Dr. SHIELS
I am aware of the great fall which has taken place in the price of rubber and of the serious difficulties which the industry is now experiencing. It does not, however, follow that these difficulties are the result of the removal of rubber restriction in 1928. As regards remedial measures, I understand that the leaders of the industry are considering what steps can be taken.