Woollen Goods (U.S.A. Quota)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 April 1959.

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Photo of Commander Charles Donaldson Commander Charles Donaldson , Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire 12:00, 30 April 1959

Is not it a fact that in the high-quality goods market which has been referred to, the imposition of a tariff does not benefit the manufacturers in the United States, who do not make the kind of cloth which we make in Scotland—and which presumably is made in the West Riding—and that it does a great deal of harm to the good relations between Britain and the United States in the higher grade wool trade?