HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 c2722W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the fact that the exports of tinplates, steel sheets and ancillary products from this country have declined from 486,990 tons in the first six months of 1937 to 273,723 tons in the same period this year; what are the main causes for this reduction; and what steps he proposes to take to assist in the recovery of this important export trade?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In regard to the latter part of the question, I have nothing to add to the answer which was given to the hon. Member on 15th March.