HC Deb 14 June 1904 vol 136 c14
MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon Boroughs)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the duties levied by Belgium and Holland respectively on British woollen goods and on British cordage as compared with the duties which will be levied on the same goods by Canada under the newly revised tariff.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) The existing duty on woollen goods in Holland is 5 per cent. ad valorem. In Belgium the duties vary from 10 per cent. to 15 per cent. ad valorem The new preferential rate of duty in Canada on woollen manufactures is stated to be 30 per cent, ad valorem Cordage is free of duty in both Holland and Belgium. The new preferential rate in Canada is stxted to be 20 per cent. ad valorem.