§ The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. J. K. Vaughan-Morgan)
I beg to move,That the Import Duties (General) (No. 3) Order, 1958 (S.I., 1958, No. 2223), dated 23rd December, 1958, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st December, be approved.I think it would be convenient if we rook this and the following Order together, Sir.
The Temporary Exemptions (No. 3) Order is to correct an error which was made in the No. 1 Order, which the House passed earlier. The effect for calcium D.L. pantothenate is as if the first Order had never been. The General (No. 3) Order continues the process of changing over to the Brussels tariff. One or two points have needed tidying up. This is part of the same process as we have had before. The intention is not to change the duty which was in the old tariff, but to carry over the same rates of duty from the old tariff into the new one. The reduction in duty under the new draft on certain glass bottles and jars could have been done under a negative Resolution, but I thought that it would be convenient to make the amendment in an omnibus Order.
726 I can go into detail if any hon. Member would like me to, but I can assure the House that there is no change from the rates of duty in the old tariff. On the last occasion I said that we hoped to be able to clear up all this in one more Order. But I was too optimistic and there will be a few more items to deal with. We shall, therefore, have to bring at least one more Order before the House.
§ Question put and agreed to.
That the Import Duties (General) (No. 3) Order, 1958 (S.I. 1958, No. 2223), dated 23rd December, 1958, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st December, be approved.
§ Import Duties (Temporary Exemptions) (No. 3) Order, 1958 (S.I. 1958, No. 2225), dated 23rd December, 1958 [copy laid before the House, 31st December] approved.—[Mr. Vaughan-Morgan.]