Japanese Textiles, Tanganyika (Hansard, 30 January 1951)
HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 cc94-5W
79. Sir H. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the competition that Lancashire textiles are suffering in Tanganyika territory from the imports of Japanese textiles; and, in view of this, whether he will take steps to seek a modification of the Congo-Basin Treaties.

Mr. Bottomley

Yes. I am aware that there has been a marked recovery in the imports of Japanese cotton textiles into Tanganyika since the war. In reply to the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on 18th May, 1950, of which I am sending him a copy.