HC Deb 26 February 1948 vol 447 c350W
25. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an undertaking that no further concessions in Imperial Preference will be made without prior reference to Parliament.

Mr. H. Wilson

There must always be an opportunity for Parliament to consider agreements relating to tariffs and preferences, since changes in the United Kingdom tariff can only be made by legislation or by orders either requiring affirmative Resolutions or liable to annulment by negative Resolutions of the House.