§ The following question appeared on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. KILEY:
§ 60. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount collected under the Safeguarding of Industries Act from 1st October, 1921, to 31st March, 1922; what proportion was received from goods imported from France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, America, and Japan; and what amount has been refunded by his Department as having been paid under protest or otherwise?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The total amount of duty collected under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921, from the 1st October, 1921, to the 25th March, 1922, inclusive, is £134,235. Of this amount £19,864, £4,112, £2,540, £3,901, £27,607, and £640 was collected in respect 1136 of goods consigned from France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the United States, and Japan, respectively. As regards the last part of the question, approximately £1,500 has been repaid.
§ Mr. LYLE-SAMUEL
Has the right hon. Gentleman any idea as to the cost of the collection of these sums?