HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc539-40W
Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that considerable pressure is being brought by the German Consular Service in Great Britain on German nationals resident here to purchase German instead of English goods; and whether, as this action is damaging to British interests and contrary to international custom, he will ask the German authorities to refrain from such action?

Mr. Butler

I have seen reports in the Press of a German commercial scheme to encourage German residents abroad to purchase German goods, but, so far as I am aware, this scheme is not yet in operation. In the absence of further information, I am not prepared to accept the assumptions contained in the second part of the question.