HC Deb 22 February 1932 vol 262 cc75-6

I beg to move, in page 6, line 32, after the word "from," to insert the words, "any part of the British Empire."

This is a consequential Amendment. Amendment agreed to.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill."


I wish to ask a question of the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer. I notice that in regard to Clause 6 there is an Amendment on the Paper in the name of th Chancellor of the Exchequer—in page 7, line 14, to leave out the word "and," and to insert instead thereof the word "or."

If the Amendment be carried, the Clause will read: goods consigned from or grown, produced or manufactured. Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to have different words in Clause 6 from those in Clause 5, or is it merely an oversight in regard to Clause 5, as no Amendment is put down to change the word "and" to the word "or" in that Clause?


The words are correct as they stand in Clause 5, but in Clause 6 we are dealing with certain individual duties which may apply to classes of goods consigned from one country but grown or produced in another country in the Empire.


Surely it will apply whether they are consigned or grown? They need not be consigned. They need only be grown, under the words as they stand in Clause 6, if they are either consigned, or grown, or produced or manufactured, but under Clause 5 they have to be consigned and grown.


Clause 5, as amended, will read: have been consigned from any part of the British Empire end". The duty to which Clause 6 refers is in respect of goods consigned from any part of the British Empire, but grown, produced or manufactured in a particular country specified in the Order.


In Subsection (2) of Clause 5 there is a provision declaring that by Order in Council the Clause may apply to any mandated territory, and I wish to know whether any decision has been come to as to whether, when the Bill becomes law, it will apply in respect of Palestine?

Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.