HL Deb 07 July 1932 vol 85 c693

Order of the Day for the Second Beading read.


My Lords, it will be a relief to your Lordships to turn for a few moments from a controversial measure to one which is not a matter of controversy. The Isle of Man (Customs) Bill is an old friend and appears with unfailing regularity every year. But during this Session it has been necessary to introduce two Bills dealing with Isle of Man Customs. This Bill has been rendered necessary by the passing of the Import Duties Act, and the Bill in the main gives power to the Governor of the Isle of Man to adopt the draft orders which have been made by the Treasury and any regulations which have been made by the Board of Trade. In short the Bill proposes to make the Customs Duties and regulations in the Isle of Man the same as they are in the United Kingdom, which, of course, your Lordships will appreciate is a very necessary thing. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.— (Viscount Snowden.)

On Question, Bill read 2a: Committee negatived.