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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether reparation tax was collected at Aberdeen by the British Customs authorities in January and February in respect of fish landed from German vessels; whether a refund of the 1883W amount collected is now under consideration and, if so, what is the reason for this; whether fish landed from German vessels comes within the provisions of the German Reparation (Recovery) Act; and, if not, whether the Government will propose an Amendment to the Act, with a view to the inclusion of fish within its terms?
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given1884W to the hon. Member for Whitechapel (Mr. Kiley) by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury on the 30th ultimo, which explains the circumstances which govern the liability to reparation levy of fish landed from German trawlers. If evidence is forthcoming that the levy has been erroneously collected on certain consignments of fish landed at Aberdeen from German trawlers, it will be refunded.