§ 48. Major-General Sir Alfred KNOX
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total number of beasts from the Irish Free State which paid import duty in the first three months of 1933 and 1934; and what was the total amount of the duty paid?
The total number of live quadruped animals imported into the United Kingdom from the Irish Free State during the first three months of 1933, was 236,000, and the net amount of duty paid thereon £593,000. During the first three months of 1934 the number of such animals imported was 213,000 and the net amount of duty paid £599,000.
§ Sir A. KNOX
Does not the reduction of the figure in the last three months show that smuggling is going on from Ulster to a large extent?