HC Deb 29 June 1931 vol 254 cc866-7
9. Mr. REMER

asked the Secretary of State for India, if, in the event of any British cloth being re-exported from India by the Foreign Piece Goods Export Company, Limited, the British shippers of these goods will be entitled to a refund of the import duties paid to the Indian Government on the original importation into India?


I would refer the hon. Member to Chapter VI of the Indian Sea Customs Act, of which I am sending him a copy.


May I ask if the section allows repayment of duties on goods which are being re-exported?


Customs rebates are a particularly complicated matter and perhaps the hon. Member will study the section in question and then, if necessary, ask a further question.

16. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is now in a position to indicate the attitude of the Government of India upon the question whether the resolution of the Congress party, prohibiting the sale of foreign cloth, is a breach of the Irwin-Gandhi agreement?


I regret that I am not yet in a position to add to the answer which I gave the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hacking) on the 22nd June.


Has the right hon. Gentleman seen this statement in this resolution and also seen the Irwin-Gandhi agreement? Cannot he make up his own mind?


The right hon. Gentleman appears to be repeating his own question of last week, to which, I have just informed his hon. and gallant Friend, I cannot yet give a reply.


There has been a lot of time since last week to consider this matter.