HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 c1486

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what is the present duty in South Africa upon imported boots and shoes from this country; whether any proposals have been made for an increase in this duty; and whether any representations have been made to him in regard to the matter?


The present duty is 30 per cent. ad valorem. I am informed by the Federated Associations of Boot and Shoe Manufacturers of Great Britain and Ireland that the question of its increase has been discussed in certain South African newspapers. I have, however, made inquiry and am given to understand that the question has not been referred to the Union Board of Trade and Industry for investigation.