HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 c1128W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if it is the intention of the Government to levy the 50 per cent, reparation duty on goods imported into the United Kingdom from neutral countries when such goods were bought from Germany and paid for in full by firms in neutral countries before the 8th March, and now lying in neutral countries?


In pursuance of an Order made by the Board of Trade on April 7th, the Reparation levy is waived in respect of articles imported into the United Kingdom prior to 15th May, which are proved to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to have been purchased under a contract entered into before 8th March, and to have passed into the physical possession and property of some person other than a German national before that date.