HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 cc308-9W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the duty to be re-imposed on imported cinematograph films is 33⅓ per cent. ad valorem, or whether it is a definite amount equivalent to ½d. a foot on positive films and 5d. a foot on negatives, irrespective of the value of the films?


The duties on imported cinematograph films as proposed in Clauses 3 and 8 (2) of the Finance Bill are as follow:


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the imports of the several classes of goods included in the category of the McKenna Duties have increased materially in the aggregate since the Budget announcement, and particularly if motor cars and accessories, clocks and watches, musical instruments,

March, 1925. April, 1925. May, 1925. 1st to 13th June, 1925.
Value. Value. Value. Value.
£ £ £ £
Motor Cars and parts and accessories (excluding commercial cars).* 970,000 1,236,000 1,200,000 1,178,000
Motor Cycles and parts and accessories 13,000 8,000 5,000 9,000
Clocks and Watches and parts 273,000 324,000 620,000 471,000
Musical Instruments and parts 154,000 178,000 243,000 246,000
Total Value 1,410,000 1,746,000 2,068,000 1,904,000
Quantity. Quantity. Quantity. Quantity.
Linear Feet Linear Feet Linear Feet Linear Feet
Cinematograph Films 11,422,000 12,909,000 17,059,000 37,690,000
* These include parts of Commercial Motor Cars which are to be exempt from duty.