asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to a speech delivered on the 9th June, in the Chippenham Division of Wiltshire, in which it was reported to have been stated that in consequence of the Safeguarding of Industries Act if an English farmer wanted to buy cheap agricultural implements he had to pay through the nose for them or else buy the English product at whatever price the maker might like to charge him; and whether such is the consequence of the Act?
I have seen the speech to which my hon. Friend refers, but, inasmuch as agricultural implements are not included under the Schedule to Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, and no Order has been made applying Part II of the Act to that class of goods, the statement which he quotes appears to be entirely unfounded.
|—||From Germany.||From Japan.|
|Doz. prs.||Doz. prs.||Doz. prs.||Doz. prs.||Doz. prs||Doz. prs.|
|Gloves of woven fabric—|
|Gloves, knitted, netted or crocheted (including gloves of knitted fabric)—|
|Of cotton or of which the chief value is cotton.||†2,511,009||80,295||530,968||—||189,305||14,829|
|Of wool or of which the chief value is wool.||*||1,230||3,540||*||11,483||—|
|Of other textile materials, not woven.||*||2,432||9,231||*||—||—|
|* Cannot be stated.|
|† Including gloves of cotton woven fabric.|