HC Deb 18 April 1934 vol 288 c972W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the negotiations now proceeding for a Spanish-French commercial treaty, and that in these negotiations the French Government are endeavouring to secure a quota of 20 per cent. of the total imports of motor cycles into Spain, a figure largely in excess of their present imports; and whether, in view of the present high import duty of 2.70 gold pesetas per kilo now in force, he will take immediate steps to safeguard the position of British manufacturers of motor cycles'?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

I am aware of the position as described by the hon. Member; steps are being taken with a view to safeguarding the export of United Kingdom motor cycles to Spain.