HC Deb 01 December 1931 vol 260 c957


(1) There shall be charged, in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution, on the importation into the United Kingdom of any articles to which this Resolution applies such duties of customs as are hereinafter provided;

(2) The articles to which this Resolution applies are articles of any of the descriptions specified in the Table annexed to this Resolution to which the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries has by order applied any Act of the present Session for giving effect to this Resolution;

(3) The customs duties to be charged as aforesaid in respect of any articles— (a) shall be such duties as may be specified in an order made by the Minister under the said Act not exceeding one hundred per cent, of the value of the artcles: Provided that in the case of articles to be charged to duty otherwise than by reference to value, the value thereof for the purpose of the foregoing limitation shall be taken to be the wholesale price, as determined by the Minister, of articles of that description prevailing at the corresponding period in the preceding year; and (b) may be charged by reference to value, weight, measurement, or quantity, as may be provided in the order; and (c) shall be charged for such periods and may be charged at such different rates for such different parts of any period as may be so provided;

(4) The Act aforesaid shall continue in force for a period of twelve months from the passing thereof and no longer;

(5) Any order made by the said Minister as aforesaid shall cease to have effect at the expiration of twenty-eight days from the date on which it is made unless at some time before the expiration of that period it has been approved by a Resolution of this House; Provided that in reckoning any such period as aforesaid no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued, or during which this House is adjourned for more than four days;

(6) The Act aforesaid may include such incidental and consequential provisions as may be necessary or expedient in relation to the matters aforesaid.

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