§ 82. Mr. KILEY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why duty is collected under the Safeguarding of Industries Act on some kinds of spectacles and not on others; if this is on the ground of difference in magnification, does he work on some standard of definition; and, if so, will he state for the information of those concerned what standard it is?
Sir W. MITCH ELL-THOMSON
The answer to the first part of the question is that all spectacles fitted with lenses are liable to duty in respect of the lenses, and I am not aware of any cases in which duty has not been collected accordingly. The remainder of the question consequently does not arise.