§ Mr. LENNOX-BOYD
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?
§ Dr. BURGIN
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.