HC Deb 08 May 1928 vol 217 c153
41. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is proposed to charge a duty on the turpentine, white spirit, and other oils contained in paints, colours and varnishes imported into this country; and, if so, at what rate?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Under the provisions of Section 7 (1) of the Finance Act, 1901, duty will be chargeable in respect of imported paints, varnishes, colours, etc., which contain dutiable hydrocarbon oils, at the rate of 4d. per gallon on the quantity of such oils used in their manufacture.