HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1818-9
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 the advisability of introducing a Bill for the amending of the Safeguarding of Industries Act to prevent such anomalies?


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.

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