(by Private Notice) asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps it is proposed to take to prevent abnormal importations from Empire countries of goods to which the Import Duties (Imperial Preference) No. 1 Regulations will apply as from 1st April during the period from the publication of the Regulation to its coming into operation?
I see no reason to anticipate any abnormal importation from Empire countries of goods covered by the new Regulations regarding Empire Content which come into force on 1st April next. I am sure my hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate that reasonable notification of Regulations of this character is necessary.
Will the right hon. Gentleman, before finally deciding not to take action, inquire into the increased activities of American companies who take full advantage of the period of grace to flood this country with their goods through Canada?