§ 63. Dr. SALTER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the new Customs duties to be levied under the Import Duties Bill will be collected on goods now stored in the ports in bonded warehouses or whether the duties will apply only to goods imported as from 1st March?
Goods lying in a bonded warehouse which are at present free of any Customs duty will not in any case be liable to the general ad 555 valorem duty. Composite goods (i.e., goods which are already liable to an existing Customs duty in respect of some part or ingredient only) will fall to be dealt with under Clause 8 of the Import Duties Bill if delivered from a bonded warehouse for home consumption on or after the 1st March.
67. Mr. GUINNESS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on what basis the duty on foreign imported films, under the Import Duties Bill, will be calculated?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Elliot)
Imported foreign cinematograph films are
|The following table shows, in respect of the year 1931, the total quantity and declared value of the imports of fruit and vegetables into the United Kingdom and the domestic exports of potatoes and fertilisers from the United Kingdom in the trade with the Canary Islands.|
|—||Unit of Quantity.||Quantity.||Declared Value.|
|Total imports into the United Kingdom consigned from the Canary Islands:||£|
|Other fruit, including dried and preserve||Cwt.||8,872||35,964|
|Other vegetables, including dried and preserved||Value||—||3,838|
|Total value of above||Value||—||2,617,739|
|Domestic exports from the United Kingdom consigned to the Canary Islands:|
|Fertilisers: Ammonium sulphate||Ton||22,149||138,283|
|Total value of above||Value||—||171,248|
|* So far as the information is available from the trade returns of the United Kingdom.|