§ 22. Colonel P. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called by the London Chamber of Commerce to the holding up of a consignment of a well-known brand of pills on the ground that the containers in which the pills are placed are made of glass and as such liable for duty as being lamp-blown; and whether, seeing that the Safeguarding of Industries. Act was not intended to apply to boxes and containers, he is prepared to consider 1819 the advisability of introducing a Bill for the amending of the Safeguarding of Industries Act to prevent such anomalies?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The particular case referred to in the first part of the question has not been brought to the notice of my Department, but lamp-blown glass containers are liable to duty as falling under the general heading of "lamp-blown ware" in the Schedule to the Act. Boxes and containers other than lamp-blown glassware are not within the scope of the Act, and as at present advised I see no need for legislation of the kind suggested.