HC Deb 23 July 1934 vol 292 c1544W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the imports of binder twine into this country from Canada and East Africa; and whether he intends to recommend any reductions of these imports from the Dominions and Colonies?


I am aware of the imports to which my hon. Friend refers. Imports from British countries other than Canada represented less than 2 per cent. of the imports of binder twine in the first six months of this year, and the imposition of a duty upon Canadian binder twine would, in any case, be inconsistent with Article 1 of the United Kingdom-Canadian Ottawa Agreement.