HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c130W
54. Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the tax reliefs granted to German manufacturers who have good export records; how far these reliefs conform to the principles of international trade practice; and whether he will consider giving British exporters the same advantages.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am aware of the tax reliefs given by Western Germany to exporters. I doubt whether it would be possible to substantiate a case that these reliefs are contrary to international obligations. I am always ready to consider any practicable method of helping British exporters but can give no undertaking as to methods.