§ Colonel ENGLAND
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he is aware that the Japanese Government, to meet the British preference on cotton goods in India, are granting a rebate in respect of railway or sea freights on Japanese goods to India; and if he will state the nature of such rebates?
§ Mr. GILLETT
I have seen a statement in the Press to the effect that the Japanese Government has decided to grant a rebate of 20 per cent. on railway freights on cotton goods for export, and that Japanese steamship companies have decided to reduce the freight rates on such goods. I have as yet, however, received no official confirmation thereof.