HC Deb 05 February 1934 vol 285 cc790-1

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the situation arising in the case of imported books which by their nature are on the free list, but which, owing to the inclusion of a minute proportion of silk in their binding, are chargeable with duty on the whole value of the volume; and whether he will take the necessary action to have this adjusted?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and, as regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for the South-West Division of Bethnal Green (Sir P. Harris) on the 20th December last, of which I am sending him a copy.

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