HC Deb 06 March 1939 vol 344 cc1759-60W
Sir D. Thomson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the reduction of between 50 per cent. and 75 per cent. in the quantity of paints which, under the new restrictions, it is now allowable to import into New Zealand from the United Kingdom; and whether our total exports to New Zealand will be diminished by any such figure?

Mr. Cross

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. Such information as my right hon. Friend has does not bear out the suggestion that imports into New Zealand of paints of United Kingdom origin are being reduced to the extent mentioned by my hon. Friend.