§ 18. Mr. DORAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that lead pencils made in Japan are now being sold in London at the retail price of 1d. per dozen; and if, in view of this and similar instances of dumping in other 185 trades, he will introduce legislation to prohibit the importation of any foreign article which has been produced for wages below the standard British rate?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The whole question of Japanese competition is engaging the close attention of the Government, and I would refer my hon. Friend in this connection to the statements I made in' the course of Debate on the 9th, 23rd and 29th November.
§ Mr. DORAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the people who instigated the "Boycott German Goods" campaign are now responsible for the importation of these Chinese and Japanese goods; and cannot British traders and British workmen get some protection from this Government in regard to their labour and their commodities?