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Import And Export Prohibitions

Volume 237: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the increased public interest in the policy of controlled imports and the desirability of having all facts relating to it in a simple form, he will reconsider his decision not to publish a White Paper setting forth the foreign obligations entered into by this country restricting their rights to control their own imports?

I am afraid I am still of opinion that I should not be justified in incurring the expense which would be involved in preparing and publishing such a White Paper. I may add that the International Convention on Import and Export Prohibitions referred to in my previous reply to the hon. Member on this subject has now been published in the Treaty Series (Cmd. 3502).