§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to wooden sewing thread reels, on which the duty is 5 per cent. ad valorem. It is, of course, 1722 always open to makers or users to apply for a reduction in duty. I have recently received representations from one firm, which has been informed of the procedures to be followed.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
I did not say so. I said that there is a proper procedure for applying in these cases, and this person who has written to me has been informed of that procedure.