BRITISH EMPIRE: Parliament's Week: Aug. 10, 1925

House of Commons: ¶Debate on rubber restriction was opened in the House. Colonial Secretary Amery held that the scheme was intended to safeguard the industry from the effects of overproduction and that the high prices at present obtaining were due to speculators who had taken advantage of an immediate shortage to force prices up. Said he : "The greater part of the requirements for next year of most of the great rubber companies have been met at moderate prices." Former Colonial Secretary J. H. Thomas backed the present Minister. ¶ Home Secretary Sir...

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