HC Deb 15 December 1926 vol 200 cc2950-1W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will furnish a Return showing the preferential tariffs now in force for British-made wire and wire goods imported into Australia and New Zealand?


The following statement gives the information desired by the hon. Member, as far as concerns iron and steel wire and manufactures thereof. If the hon. Member desires particulars for wire and wire goods of other metals, and will specify exactly what further information he requires, I shall be happy to furnish him with a statement.

II. New Zealand.
Tariff Number. Articles. Rate of Duty. Amount of Preference.
Under General Tariff. Under British Preferential Tariff.
411 Wire, metal, plain; barbed fencing wire; wire cut to lengths, looped, twisted, or plain, suited for baling and similar purposes 10 per cent. Free 10 per cent.
412 Metal cordage, not being gold or silver 20 per cent. Free 20 per cent.
413 Wire netting, metal wove wire, metal gauze, electrically welded wire fabric made of wire not exceeding 3/16 inch in diameter; expanded metal lathing and fencing 10 per cent. Free 10 per cent.
Ex. 516 Dowels, wire, being doublepointed nails £4 0s. 0d. £2 0s. 0d. £2 0s. 0d.
NOTE.—N.e.i.=Not elsewhere included.