HC Deb 31 July 1922 vol 157 cc1037-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade. if he is aware that many articles of domestic glassware are manufactured in Czecho-Slovakia at prices below similar goods manufactured in Germany, and, in view of the reputed intention of the Czecho-Slovakian manufacturers to increase their prices in the event of a duty being placed upon their German competitors, does he propose to take any action to prevent the British consumer paying these extra prices; why he proposed to exclude oil-lamp chimney glasses from the duty, whereas the chimneys used for other than oil-lamp chimneys will be taxable; whether candle globes will be exempt; and whether he proposes to have any definition of oil-lamp chimneys in view of the fact that many large-sized lamp glasses are used for oil lamps for ships and lanterns.


With regard to the first part of the question, I would refer to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for Hull Central (Lieut.- Commander Kenworthy) on the 24th July. "Oil lamp chimneys" is a well-known trade expression, and does not cover the other articles in the question, and I see, therefore, no reason for any closer definition of the term. Oil lamp chimneys were excluded from the scope of the Order as a result of consideration of the matter in the light of the reservation appended to the Report by one of the members of the Committee.