HC Deb 19 May 1938 vol 336 cc593-4W
Sir H. Croft

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the growing need for canned products in Great Britain, the supreme advantage of this industry to agriculture, and the security it affords in time of war, he can give an assurance that, when considering the details of the Anglo-American trade agreement, nothing will be done to impair the fruit and vegetable industry in this country or any such industries established, or the establishment of which is contemplated, in the Crown Colonies?

Mr. Stanley:

The considerations to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers are not overlooked, but he will understand that I cannot give assurances regarding the treatment of particular articles in negotiations for a trade agreement.

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