§ 10. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade the average price at which watches and clocks, respectively, were imported during the first three months of 1924, 1925 and 1926, and also the average prices after adding the duty which was leviable in 1924 and 1926?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
As the answer involves a table of figures, I will, with my hon. Fr[...]end's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following statement shows the average declared values of the clocks and watches imported during the periods named and the duty leviable thereon at these values. No information is available as to the grades of clocks and watches imported I the different periods.
§ quantity of plumage involved in each case?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
As the answer is long, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The following is a list of birds the plumage of which has been illegally im- 203 ported, and has been confiscated by the Customs authorities under the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, 1921, during the period 1st January, 1926, to 31st March, 1926, together with the approximate quantity of plumage involved:
§ Name of Bird and Approximate Quantity' of Plumage.
- Bird of Paradise.-1 skin, 3 millinery mounts.
- Blue Jay.—1 skin.
- Boatswain Bird. —12 loose feathers.
- Cassowary. —40 loose feathers.
- Egret. —4 millinery mounts, 32 loose feathers, 61 bundles of feathers, 2 wings.
- Emu. —1 millinery mount.
- Florican. —1 piece of skin.
- Goose (Pigmy). —1 skin.
- Grebe. —1 millinery mount.
- Heron. —10 millinery mounts.
- Indian Roller. —2 wings, 5 loose feathers.
- Jungle Cock. —12 loose feathers.
- Indian Mango Bird —2 skins.
- Jungle Fowl.—1 piece of skin.
- kingfisher. —47 brooches containing small portion of plumage.
- "Native Turkey."—20 loose feathers.
- Owl. — head, 1 tail, 2 wings.
- Peacock. —25 fans, 1 millinery mount, 2 loose feathers.
- Pheasant, Argus.—1 fan.
- Pheasant, Copper.—10 fans.
- Pheasant, Reeves.—11 fans.
- Pheasant, Silver.—2 wings.
- Stork (Leptoptilus).—I millinery mount, 28 loose feathers.
- Swan.—1 necklet.
§ In addition to the above, 4 consignments of miscellaneous plumage, which included prohibited plumage were seized.