§ 23. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any import duties are charged on British goods imported into Palestine; if so, will he state what the tax is; whether it is an ad valorem duty; if there is any export tax on goods exported from Palestine; and, if so, whether there is any preference on those exported to Great Britain?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second and thirds parts of the question the Regulations are too lengthy to quote in full, but I shall be glad to give the hon. Member an opportunity of seeing them if he so desires. The answer to the fourth part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the last in the negative. By the terms of the Mandate there is no preferential treatment either on import or export.