HC Deb 15 March 1916 vol 80 cc2078-9
57. Mr. FELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade what effect the imposition of the Customs Duty of 33 per cent. on motor cars has had on their import into this country; if there is any evidence that the cars are sent over in parts in greater numbers than before; and if this is being done to save a portion of the duty?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on 21st February to the hon. Member for the Ludlow Division. A comparison of the five pre-Budget months from April to August last with the five post-Budget months from October to February last shows a decrease under parts as well as under cars and chassis.