HC Deb 07 February 1956 vol 548 c165W
18. Mr. G. Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade what consultations he had about his proposal to cut or abolish the import duty on woodware; whether he is aware of the alarm this has caused to the skilled workmen and their employers in the Chesham area; and whether, in view of the nature and importance of this small handcraft industry, he will resist any such proposal at Geneva.

Mr. Low

Requests for reductions in the United Kingdom tariff have been discussed with the trade associations concerned. Their views will be taken fully into account, but as my right hon. Friend said on 26th January, we cannot anticipate the outcome of the tariff negotiations now going on at Geneva.