HC Deb 28 March 1939 vol 345 c1869
10. Mr. Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the growing volume of subsidised German imports into this country, he will consider the imposition, by legislation, of special anti-dumping duties on the lines of those imposed by the American Government?

12. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider following the American lead and levying a special 25 per cent. ad valorem tax on goods coming to this country of German manufacture?

Mr. Stanley

I have no power to impose such duties. The subject of subsidised competition in the United Kingdom market has been considered on a number of occasions and I see no reason to differ from the conclusion reached that our existing tariff system is adequate to deal with competition of this kind.