§ 17. Sir John Wardlaw-Milne
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that shoes imported into the United Kingdom from Canada, so obtaining advantage of imperial preference, are in many cases only finished in Canada, the actual process of manufacture having been carried on in the United States of America; and what action is being taken in the matter?
No, Sir. Shoes consigned from Canada are charged with duty unless at least 50 per cent. of their value is derived from prescribed expenditure in the British Empire. There is no evidence of evasion of this condition.