Sir GILBERT PARKER
asked the President of the Board of Trade, what was the duty on pig lead imported into the United States; whether white lead shipped from the United States to England, being made wholly or in part of imported material, is entitled under the tariff laws of the United States to a financial draw-back on exportation; and what is the amount of that drawback.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Pig lead imported into the United States is dutiable at the rate of 2⅛ cents, per lb., or about £10 per ton. A drawback of 99 per cent, of the duty is accorded in respect of imported lead used in the manufacture of white lead exported from the United States. The total quantity of white lead exported to all destinations with benefit of drawback, in the year ended 30th June, 1907, the latest period for which returns are available, was 1,496 tons, the total drawback paid being about £11,200.