Rubber-Growing Restriction Scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Walter De Frece Colonel Sir Walter De Frece , Ashton-under-Lyne

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Dutch rubber planters are willing to join in the rubber-growing restriction scheme if the extra duty on Java and Sumatra teas, making it Is. as against 10d. for British green teas, is remitted; and, if so, what is the attitude of his Department?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

No proposal of the nature indicated in the question has been made. The second part, therefore, does not arise.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

May we take it that the Government have no sympathy with restriction on the production of rubber?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

There is, I think, a good deal to be said on that subject. My hon. and gallant Friend had better reserve his exultations till we have the opportunity of discussing the matter.