HC Deb 14 May 1909 vol 4 cc2235-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether Indian cotton goods, when exported to China or Japan, get a return of the 3½ per cent. Excise duty in the shape of a drawback?

Mr. HOBHOUSE (in the absence of Mr. Buchanan)

The Cotton Duties Act, of 1896, makes provision for the repayment as drawback of the Excise duty when the cotton goods on which it has been paid are exported within 12 months of the date of payment from a Customs port in British India to a foreign port.