HC Deb 11 July 1922 vol 156 c1073W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what grounds His Majesty's officers of Customs have decided that children's necklets, imported from Japan, are lamp-blown scientific glassware, and, therefore, liable to duty under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, seeing that the importers declare that there is nothing scientific whatever about them, but that they are made of ordinary glass?


I am informed that certain consignments of necklets from Japan have been found to consist of lamp-blown glass beads, and have, therefore, been charged with duty as lamp-blown ware, which is one of the specific items included in the Schedule to the Safeguarding of Industries Act.