HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 cc2231-2
MR. MOLTENO (Dumfriesshire)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the Ordinance recently passed by the Legislative Council of the territory of Papua containing the following provision: that a native who, after being called upon to work for the Government under this Ordinance, without

grinding. Under the Customs Tariff Act, 1876, cocoa husks and shells are liable to a duty of 2s. a cwt. (£2 a ton), and there is no legal authority for admitting cocoa husks and shells free of duty, whether intended for use as cattle-food or otherwise. I am causing full inquiry to be made in regard to the statement in the hon. Member's Question that previous lots of similar cake have been passed without question.