§ The following duties of customs, except the new import Duties, imposed by Part I. of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, shall, subject as hereinafter provided, continue to be charged, levied, and paid until the first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty, and as regards the new Import Duties until the first day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty, that is to say:
|Duty.||Section of Act.|
|Increased duty on tea||…||1|
|Additional duties on dried fruit||…||8|
|Additional duty on motor spirit||…||10(1)|
|New Import Duties.||…||12|
I beg to move, to leave out the words "except the new Import Duties."
These are purely drafting Amendments, putting into proper language Amendments which I have accepted during the Committee stage in deference to opinion widely expressed in the Committee.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendments made:
After the word "paid" ["continue to be charged levied and paid"], insert the words
in the case of the new Import Duties until the first day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty, and in the case of any other duties.
Leave out the words
and as regards the new Import Duties until the first day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty." [Mr. Chamberlain.]
§ Captain W. BENN
On a point of Order. I have some Amendments down on the Paper which were intended to raise the 1468 question of the Import Duties and the question of Preference on them. These are matters on which some of us hold very strong opinions. May I ask your ruling, Mr. Speaker, as to whether they can be raised in this Debate?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
No. In a previous ruling this afternoon, when perhaps the hon. And gallant. Member was not here, I announced that this matter, having been very thoroughly discussed in Committee—I think it took a whole day and a considerable portion of the following day—I did not propose to call any of the Amendments dealing with the preferential duties.