West Indies and Malay States (Japanese Cotton Goods).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 4 May 1938.

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Photo of Major Henry Procter Major Henry Procter , Accrington

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that, in order to circumvent the quota restriction on cotton piece goods imported into the Malay States, Japanese exporters are sending in cotton shirts with tails several yards long so that, although the shirts are defined as one garment, the tails can be cut off and used as piece goods; and whether steps have now been taken to deal with this evasion of the quota restrictions?