HC Deb 30 June 1938 vol 337 cc2152-4W
Sir R. Tasker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the desirability of imposing a tax upon freight carried by foreign ships between ports in the British Isles?

Mr. Cross

I have been asked to reply. The general question of foreign competition in the coasting trade is under investigation by a committee set up by the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom; and I think it preferable to await the formulation of the shipping industry's views before the question is considered further.