HC Deb 08 December 1931 vol 260 c1687
74. Mr. LEVY

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that a merchant buying dresses of silk content abroad pays 33⅓ per cent. on importing them into this country on the whole value of the dresses, whereas a private individual only pays on the silk content, and that this difference acts to the disadavantage of British traders; and what action he proposes to take?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave to a question on this subject addressed to him by the hon. Member for the Clayton Division of Manchester (Mr. Flanagan) on the 26th November.

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