HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 c970
38. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the number of tons of indiarubber that were shipped to this country through the Iquitos (Peru) Custom House for the six years ending 31st December, 1910, and the approximate sum realised by the sale of such rubber on the London market; whether he is aware that firms registered in this country have acquired monopoly rights for the collection and production of India-rubber over large territories in the Republics of Peru and Brazil; and whether, in view of the enhanced profit consequent on such monopoly, it is his intention to place any tax on ascertained profits derived from the sale of indiarubber in this country?


Perhaps the hon. Member will repeat to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade the inquiries made in the first part of the question. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.