§ 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?2154W
§ 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.