Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 8th December 1931.

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Photo of Sir Samuel Storey Sir Samuel Storey , Sunderland

41 and 42.

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he is aware that illuminating glassware is usually made in the same works and the same furnaces as domestic glassware, and that the order, under the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act, which applies to domestic glassware only is likely to lead foreign manufacturers to concentrate upon dumping illuminating glassware, the imports of which have been steadily increasing; and whether, in view of these facts, he will include illuminating glassware in the next order under the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act;

(2) whether, in view of the large imports of writing and printing papers from foreign countries during October and as British mills in depressed areas are only working at from 65 per cent. to 75 per cent. of their full output, he will consider including these papers in the next Order under the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act?