HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 cc555-6W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he is taking or proposes to take with reference to those Colonies where the cotton goods are now largely imported from Japan?


As the Secretary of State informed my hon. Friend on 9th November last, further action in respect of Japanese competition in textile goods in the Colonies is being deferred pending the discussions between British and Japanese industrialists, the arrangements for which were reported by the Secretary of the Department of Overseas Trade in reply to questions on 29th and 30th January, and in the Debate on the Motion for the Adjournment last night.