HC Deb 05 July 1932 vol 268 cc377-81

"That (i) the Treasury, if it appears to them that any failure of the Irish Free State to implement their obligations has resulted or is likely to result in a loss to the revenue of any public fund of the United Kingdom or in an additional charge on any such fund, may make an order charging duties of customs on articles of such classes or descriptions as may be specified in the order which are either imported from the Irish Free State into the United Kingdom or exported from the Irish Free State to any other country and thence brought into the United Kingdom.

(ii) The duties to be charged as aforesaid on any articles—

  1. (a) shall be such duties as may be specified in the order not exceeding one hundred per cent. of the value of the articles;
  2. (b) may be charged by reference to value or to -weight or any other measure of quantity, as may be provided in the order;
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  4. (c) shall be chargeable in addition to any other duty of customs for the time being chargeable on the articles.

(iii) Articles chargeable with the duties to be charged as aforesaid shall not for the purposes of the Import Duties Act, 1932, be deemed to be chargeable with a duty of customs by or under any enactment other than that Act.

(iv) Any Act of the present Session for giving effect to this Resolution may include all such incidental and consequential provisions as may be necessary or expedient in connection with the duties to be charged as

aforesaid, and in particular may include provisions for authorising the making of regulations for the purpose of preventing evasion of the duties aforesaid in the case of articles brought into the United Kingdom from a country other than the Irish Free State, or otherwise for carrying the said Act into effect, and for amending any enactments relating to customs."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House cloth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

The House divided: Ayes, 284; Noes, 39.

Division No. 282.] AYES. [10.52 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Donner, P. W. Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverrl, W.) Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West)
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd) Duncan. James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Ker, J. Campbell
Allen. William (Stoke-on-Trent) Dunglass, Lord Kerr, Charles (Montrose)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Eady, George H. Kerr, Hamilton W.
Apsley, Lord Eastwood, John Francis Kimball, Lawrence
Aske, Sir Robert William Eden, Robert Anthony Knebworth, Viscount
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. Law, Richard K. (Hull, S.W.)
Atholl, Duchess of Ellis, Sir R. Geoffrey Leckie, J. A.
Bailey, Eric Alfred George Eiliston, Captain George Sampson Leech, Dr. J. W.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Elmley, Viscount Lees-Jones, John
Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J. Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Emrys-Evans, P. V. Lennox-Boyd, A. T.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B.(Portsm'th,C.) Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Liddall, Walter S.
Beit, Sir Alfred L. Essenhigh. Reginald Clare Lindsay, Noel Ker
Bernays, Robert Foot, Dingle (Dundee) Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe-
Blindell, James Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Lioyd, Geoffrey
Boulton, W. W. Ford, Sir Patrick J. Lockwood. John C. (Hackney, C.)
Bowyer. Capt. Sir George E. W. Fox, Sir Gifford Lumley, Captain Lawrence R.
Boyce, H. Leslie Fraser, Captain Ian Lyons, Abraham Montagu
Braithwaite, J. G. (Hillsborough) Fremantle, Sir Francis Mabane, William
Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Ganzonl, Sir John MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C. G. (Partick)
Broadbent, Colonel John George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. George, Megan A. Lioyd (Anglesea) McConnell, Sir Joseph
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'I'd., Hexham) Gibson. Charles Granville McCorquodale. M. S.
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Gledhill. Gilbert MacDonald. Malcolm. (Bassetlaw)
Brown,Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks.,Newb'y) Gluckstein. Louis Halle McEwen, Captain J. H. F.
Browne, Captain A. C. Goodman, Colonel Albert W. McKeag, William
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Gower. Sir Robert McKie, John Hamilton
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Greene, William P. C. Maclay. Hon. Joseph Paton
Burnett, John George Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John McLean. Major Alan
Butt, Sir Alfred Grimston. R. V. McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)
Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley) Gritten, W. G. Howard Magnay, Thomas
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest
Carver, Major William H. Gunston, Captain D. W. Mallalleu, Edward Lancelot
Castlereagh, Viscount Guy, J. C. Morrison Mander, Geoffrey le M.
Castle Stewart, Earl Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Mannincham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Hales. Harold K. Margesson, Capt. Henry David R.
Chalmers, John Rutherford Hamilton. Sir R. W.(Orkney & Ztl'nd) Marsden, Commander Arthur
Chapman, Col. R.(Houghton-le-Spring) Hammersley, Samuel S. Martin, Thomas E.
Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Hanbury, Cecil Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John
Christie, James Archibald Hanley, Dennis A. Merriman. Sir F. Boyd
Clarry, Reginald George Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Millar, Sir James Duncan
Clayton. Dr. George C. Harbord, Arthur Mills, Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.)
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Harvey, George (Lambeth, Kenningt'n) Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)
Colman, N. C. D. Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Milne, Charles
Colville, John Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. Mitchell, Harold P.(Brtf'd & Chisw'k)
Conant, R. J. E. Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Mitcheson. G. G.
Cook. Thomas A. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale
Copeland, Ida Hepworth. Joseph Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres
Courtauld, Major John Sewell Hope, Sydney (Chester, Stalybridge) Moreing, Adrian C.
Courthope, Colonel Sir George L. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Muirhead, Major A. J.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Horsbrugh, Florence Munre, Patrick
Crooke, J. Smedley Howard, Tom Forrest Nail, Sir Joseph
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.
Croom-Johnson, R. P. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)
Crossley, A. C. Hume, Sir George Hopwood North. Captain Edward T.
Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel Bernard Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Nunn, William
Curry, A. C. Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg) O'Donovan, Dr. William James
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Hutchison, W. D. (Essex, Romf'd) Oman. Sir Charles William C.
Dickie, John P. James, Wing-Com. A. W. H. O'Neill. Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh
Dixey, Arthur C. N. Jenson, Major Thomas E. Ormiston, Thomas
Dixon. Rt. Hon. Herbert Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Palmer, Francis Noel
Patrick, Colin M. Rothschild, James A. de Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Peat, Charles U. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Percy, Lord Eustace Runge, Norah Cecil Summersby, Charles H.
Perkins, Walter R. D. Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy) Sutcliffe, Harold
Peters, Dr. Sidney John Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Tate, Mavis Constance
Petherick, M. Russell, Hamer Field (Sheffield,B'tslde) Templeton, William P.
Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bilst'n) Rutherford, Sir John Hugo Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Pickering, Ernest H. Salmon, Major Isidore Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Pickford, Hon. Mary Ada Salt, Edward W. Thompson, Luke
Pike, Cecil F. Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Thomson, Sir Frederick Charles
Potter, John Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard Todd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Scone, Lord Train, John
Pybus, Percy John Shakespeare, Geoffrey H. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Raikes, Henry V. A. M. Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell) Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Shepperson, Sir Ernest W. Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Skelton, Archibald Noel Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Ramsbotham, Herwald Smiles, Lieut.-Col. Sir Walter D. Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Ramsden, E. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Ray, Sir William Smith, Sir Jonah W. (Barrow-in-F.) Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Reed. Arthur C. (Exeter) Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield. Hallam) Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour-
Reid, James S. C. (Stirling) Smith, R. W. (Ab'rd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Wells, Sydney Richard
Reid, William Allan (Derby) Smithers, Waldron Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Remer, John R. Somerset, Thomas Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Rentoul, Sir Gervals S. Somervell, Donald Bradley Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Renwick, Major Gustav A. Somerville. D. G. (Willesden, East) Womersley, Walter James
Reynolds, Col. Sir James Philip Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Southby, Commander Archibald R. J. Worthington, Dr. John V.
Roberts, Aled (Wrexham) Spencer, Captain Richard A. Wragg, Herbert
Roberts. Sir Samuel (Ecclesall) Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland) Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Robinson, John Roland Steel-Maitland. Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Rosbotham, S. T. Stones, James TELLERS FOR THE.AYES.—
Ross, Ronald D. Storey, Samuel Sir George Penny and Major
Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge) Strickland, Captain W. F. George Davies.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Grundy, Thomas W. Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Maxton, James
Batey, Joseph Healy, Cahir Milner, Major James
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Hirst, George Henry Parkinson, John Allen
Buchanan, George Jenkins, Sir William Price, Gabriel
Cape, Thomas John, William Salter. Dr. Alfred
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Tinker. John Joseph
Cripps, Sir Stafford Kirkwood, David Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Daggar, George Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Davies. Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawson, John James Williams, Dr. John H. (Lianelly)
Edwards, Charles Leonard, William Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Arthur Lunn, William
Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) McEntee, Valentine L. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Groves, Thomas E. McGovern, John Mr. Gordon Macdonald and Mr. Duncan Graham.

Bill ordered to be brought in upon the said Resolution by Mr. J. H. Thomas, Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Chamberlain, and Mr. Runciman.