§ 59. Mr. Higgs
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that tin whistles used in Christmas crackers are coming in from Japan at 1s. 8½d. per gross; and is he prepared to prohibit the importation of these whistles in the interest of firms who manufacture them in this country, and who are paying trade board wages?
§ Mr. Stanley
Imports of tin whistles are not separately distinguished in the trade returns, but I am aware that substantial quantities of cheap metal toys are imported from Japan. I have no power to-prohibit the importation of these goods.