HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 cc821-2

Resolved, That any Act of the present Session for giving effect to Resolutions of this House with respect to a general ad valorem duty of customs, additional duties of customs, and duties of customs to be charged in respect of foreign discrimination—

  1. (i) shall provide that any order made under the Act aforesaid by the Treasury or by the Board of Trade imposing any duty of customs (other than an order snaking provision as to the conversion of an ad valorem duty into a duty chargeable by reference to weight, to measurement, or to quantity) shall cease to have effect at the expiration of twenty-eight days from the date on which the order is made unless at sonic time before the expiration of that period it is approved by a Resolution of this House, and that in reckoning any such period as aforesaid no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued, or daring which this House is adjourned for more than four days; and
  2. (ii) may contain all such other incidental and consequential provisions as may be necessary or expedient in connection with the said duties and in particular may include provisions—
  1. (a) as to the constitution, powers and duties of any committee constituted by the Act aforesaid for the purpose of giving advice and assistance to the Treasury in connection with the discharge by the Treasury of any of their functions under the Act aforesaid, and for restricting disclosure of information given to the said committee;
  2. (b) for exempting composite goods which are liable to the general ad 822 valorem duty from any duty of customs chargeable by or under any Act other than the Act aforesaid;
  3. (c) authorising the conversion of any ad valorem duty into a duty chargeable by reference to weight, to measurement, or to quantity;
  4. (d) as to drawbacks;
  5. (e) as to Imperial preference;
  6. (f) as to preference in respect of certain foreign countries;
  7. (g) for requiring manufacturers to furnish to the Board of Trade information with respect to the manufacture in the United Kingdom of goods of the classes or descriptions which are chargeable with the general ad valorem duty or any additional duty and for restricting disclosure of information so furnished;
  8. (h) for amending any enactments relating to the customs."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

Resolutions to be reported To-morrow; Committee to sit again To-morrow.

The remaining Order was read, and postponed.

It being after half-past Eleven of the Clock upon, Tuesday evening, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the. Standing Order.

Adjourned accordingly at One Minute after Twelve o'clock.