War Material (Export).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

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asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that orders for aeroplane engines for naval aircraft are being placed in this country by Japan; and whether he will consider the advisability of placing an embargo on such orders in present circumstances by international action?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

Yes, Sir, but I cannot adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that it is an im-

viously obtained from each; and whether he will make an announcement, without delay, as to the intentions of the Government with regard to re-imposing these duties?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

The Safeguarding Duties on lace, cutlery, gloves, gas mantles and packing and wrapping paper have expired during the period mentioned. With my hon. and gallant Friend's permission I will circulate particulars of the revenue obtained from these duties in the OFFICIAL REPORT. As regards the last part of the question cutlery, gloves and packing and wrapping paper are included in the Order made on the 20th November under the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act.

Sir F. HALL:

In the case of those not included in those previously safeguarded, will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to see that the duties are re-imposed?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

We will look into their merits.

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proper thing that this and other countries should be in the position—

HON. MEMBERS:

Order!

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

The hon. Member is asking for an opinion.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

I bad not finished my question.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

The question I wanted to put to the Prime Minister was whether he does not think that steps—

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

The hon. Member must not ask what right hon. Gentleman thinks.