§ 25. Mr. GUY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the action of the Irish Free State Government in imposing a duty of 1s. per pair on foreign and United Kingdom rubber shoes or 30 per cent. ad valorem, whichever is the higher, with a reduced rate of 20 per cent. when the goods come from other parts of the Empire; and whether it is proposed to adopt a similar scale of duties in respect of imports of rubber footwear into this country?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Dr. Burgin)
Further information is Being obtained in regard to the new duties imposed by the Irish Free State. As regards the second part of the question, I would remind my hon. Friend that any rubber shoes imported from the Irish Free State into this country are subject to the same rate of customs duty as that imposed on similar foreign goods.