Motor Cars (Imports).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 21 May 1935.

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Photo of Mr Harold Hales Mr Harold Hales , Stoke-on-Trent Hanley

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that we Britishers should sit down tamely and allow foreigners to dump their surplus production of cars into this country, putting over 8,000 men permanently out of work and involving the expenditure of over £600,000 per annum for dole payments? Will he not follow the example of Mussolini who has protected the Italian motor industry by an import duty of 250 per cent.