§ 37. Mr. CROSSLEY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the duty on foreign works of art is at present 1272 being levied on pictures painted by British artists abroad?
§ Major ELLIOT
Yes, Sir. There is no exemption from duty under the Import Duties Act in respect of modern works of art imported into the United Kingdom which have been produced in foreign countries.
§ Mr. CROSSLEY
Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say how artists who are not in any organisation can be expected to put their case before the tariff committee?
§ Sir P. HARRIS
Does the Financial Secretary appreciate the fact that many modern artists will be very much handicapped by not being able to paint their pictures abroad, because they will be liable to duty?