HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 cc1082-3
Sir D. Eccles

I beg to move, in page 5, line 25, after "other", to insert: ,and the Board of Trade are satisfied as to that fact, as to the price on that sale and as to such other facts as are material for this purpose". This Amendment is in line with the debates that we have just been having. It is designed to give us, in this case in respect of the export price of goods, a little more elbow room in whether or not the goods have been dumped.

There may be cases where there has been a sale on the open market between a buyer and a seller as described in the subsection which we seek to amend, but it may be very difficult to get the facts. Rather than take much wider powers of the kind that some hon. Members were a moment or two ago asking us to take, and compel importers to give a great deal of information which might or might not be checkable in the country concerned, we believe it to be better to add to the subsection the words on the Notice Paper so that we can use the powers in subsection (3) when we are satisfied that the various facts in subsection (2) have not been established.

This is a small Amendment, but it will make it a little easier for the Board of Trade to get at the export price.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.