HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 c1433W
Sir C. G. Gibson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to counteract the subsidised competition by Germany with British exports in neutral markets?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

As my right hon. Friend indicated yesterday, in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Moseley (Sir P. Harmon), His Majesty's Government are fully alive to the importance of promoting export trade not only to those markets in which Germany enjoys a certain advantage by reason of proximity but to other markets which Germany may have difficulty in supplying in present circumstances. With this object the Board of Trade are now in consultation with the major exporting industries.