HC Deb 04 April 1921 vol 140 cc3-4

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the value of the goods imported from British Dominions and possessions and from foreign countries, respectively to which preferential rates of duty apply?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Lieut.-Commander E. Hilton Young)

The preferential rates of Customs duties authorised by the Finance Act, 1919, apply only in the case of deliveries for home consumption of imported goods which comply with the statutory conditions as to Empire consignment and origin. For information as to the quantities and values (where available) of such goods delivered during the year 1920, as compared with the corresponding quantities and values of goods delivered at the full rates of duty, I would refer the hon. Member to the written answer which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Newcastle East on the 10th March last.