§ 21. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to waive the customs duty on improved artificial heart valves being imported from the United States of America as free replacements for a less up-to-date type of valve.
§ Mr. Darling
These replacements have presented us with a problem because we have no powers to waive duty on them, but I am considering whether there are grounds for suspending the duty on all imports of artificial heart valves. I hope to make an announcement shortly.