§ 31. Sir G. FOX
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the event of the Import Duties Advisory Committee making any recommendation for the alteration of the duties upon imported foreign papers in the near future, it will be possible for such recommendation to be put into effect by the Government despite the existence of the tariff truce?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hore-Belisha)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend on 15th May to the hon. Member for the Hallam Division (Mr. L. Smith) and others on the effect of the tariff truce. The governing date for the operation of the truce is 12th May; if an application for an alteration of duties had been 351 made to the Advisory Committee before that date, and the committee make a recommendation thereon to the Government, the Government will not be precluded by the truce from dealing with the recommendation.