Foreign-Built Ships (Tariff).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 8th July 1925.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill


asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the depression in the shipbuilding and allied industries and the number of British shipbuilding orders which have been sent abroad within recent years, any consideration will be given by the Government to the idea of imposing a duty on every foreign-built ship imported into this country?

Photo of Mr Arthur Samuel Mr Arthur Samuel , Farnham

I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Pontypool on 23rd March, of which I am sending him a copy.