HC Deb 01 April 1935 vol 300 c32W
Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the import of raw wool from the United Kingdom into Italy continues to be drastically restricted by the Italian Government, notwithstanding that imports of most other goods are being admitted up to 80 per cent. of the quantities imported last year; and what action in the matter he proposes to take?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

I am aware of the facts stated in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, representations have already been addressed to the Italian Government with a view to securing for raw wool the same quota of 80 per cent. of last year's imports as applies in the case of most other goods. An official delegation from this country is arriving in Rome this week in order to negotiate with the Italian Government on the whole question of the Italian restrictions on the importation of United Kingdom goods.