Dáil Éireann - Volume 1 - 10 May, 1921
MINISTERIAL MOTIONS. - BOYCOTT OF ARTICLES IMPORTED THROUGH GREAT BRITAIN.
DIRECTOR OF TRADE AND COMMERCE DIRECTOR OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
The DIRECTOR OF TRADE AND COMMERCE moved:—
“That the Ministry be authorised to prohibit the importation from Great Britain of any classes of goods irrespective of their country of origin.”
This motion, he explained, was supplementary to the previous Decree made by the Dáil regarding the Boycott of English goods. He considered that they should be empowered to prevent importation through England when suitable opportunities arose.
SUBSTITUTE MINISTER FOR LABOUR SUBSTITUTE MINISTER FOR LABOUR
The SUBSTITUTE MINISTER FOR LABOUR seconded. He said it was particularly important that they should have direct agents in Ireland for foreign houses instead of sub-agents of English firms.
MINISTER FOR DEFENCE Cathal Brugha
The MINISTER FOR DEFENCE said he did not object to the proposal so long as it was merely authorising the Ministry to act when considered practicable.
MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT William T. Cosgrave
The MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT thought it was a very big responsibility to place on the shoulders of a few men, most of whom had not business experience.
The motion was put and carried.
Dáil Éireann 1 MINISTERIAL MOTIONS. BOYCOTT OF ARTICLES IMPORTED THROUGH GREAT BRITAIN.