HC Deb 09 May 1935 vol 301 cc1122-3
25. Mr. CAPORN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that men's half-hose have been imported into this country with invoices declaring the value to be 1½d. per dozen; and whether import duties have in fact been levied on such goods at such values?


I am not aware of any importations of the kind mentioned by my hon. Friend, but if he will let me have further particulars I will have inquiries made.


While thanking my right hon. Friend for his answer, can he say what has been the lowest value, and whether he is satisfied that it is a fact that large quantities of goods have been imported in the past on fictitious invoices; and is he taking steps to prevent it in future?


I am speaking from recollection, but I think my information was that no price lower than about 1s. 4d. had been known.