(British Commonwealth of Nations)
House of Commons. In spite of the fact that the Conservatives, joined by 18 Liberals and 5 Laborites, voted solidly for Imperial preference, 4 of the resolutions passed by the Imperial Conference (TIME, Oct. 1 et seq.) were defeated:
Resolution to admit Empire dried fruits free, defeated by 6 votes.
Resolution to increase the preference on Empire tobacco, defeated by 13.
Resolution to reduce the duty on Empire wines, defeated by 17.
Resolution to stabilize the preference on Empire sugar, defeated by 20.
There were six more resolutions, but because the...