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German Traders

Volume 65: debated on Friday 7 August 1914

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I wish to ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Hoard of Trade if his attention has been called to the large number of Germans trading in the corn and produce markets of this country—there are twenty in Mark Lane alone—and the provinces, and if he will take steps to control their action if injurious to the nation?

Notice of the hon. Member's question only reached me a few minutes ago, after I had taken my place on this bench, and in such circumstances it is impossible to answer.