Canadian Goods and Shipping.

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia. – in the House of Commons on 6th May 1931.

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Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the terms of the order issued by the Soviet Russian authorities prohibiting all Soviet import organisations and trade delegations from buying goods originating in Canada or shipping goods by Canadian ships?

Photo of Sir George Gillett Sir George Gillett , Finsbury

According to my information, the order in question, which was issued on 18th April by the People's Commissar for Foreign Trade in virtue of a decree of the Council of People's Commissaries of October, 1930, forbids all import organisations and all trade representatives to purchase any goods whatsoever of Canadian origin, and likewise forbids the employment of Canadian ships.

Photo of Mr Edward Marjoribanks Mr Edward Marjoribanks , Eastbourne

Does the hon. Member intend to make representations, or ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to make any representations on behalf of this Dominion?

Photo of Sir George Gillett Sir George Gillett , Finsbury

I am not aware that the Dominion desires us to make any representations.

Photo of Mr Elijah Sandham Mr Elijah Sandham , Liverpool Kirkdale

Has not the time arrived when in the interests of this House and the nation as a whole the Government should approach Mr. Spahlinger and get some vaccine to deal with this anti-Russian complex?