§ Major COLVILLE
asked the President of the Board of Trade in view of the increase of duties announced by the Spanish Government on imported motor cars, motor bicycles, pedal bicycles and pneumatic tyres, and the consequent effect on the British exporters of these articles, whether he has made any representations to the Spanish Government in this direction?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Increased duties were imposed in Spain on 23rd July on various goods in respect of most of which the United Kingdom is not the principal supplier. Full particulars will be published in the Board of Trade Journal of 31st July. The question whether there is any ground on which His Majesty's Government could usefully approach the Spanish Government in the matter will be considered if representations are received from trades likely to be affected.