HC Deb 22 February 1926 vol 192 cc71-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the serious effect caused to British manufacturers by the German law passed on 10th August, 1925, which provides that all foreign firms employing one or more permanent agents in Germany shall be made liable for German Income Tax on the profits of any transactions through such agents, he is taking any steps to have this information circulated among British manufacturers?


Such information regarding the German Income Tax law as is available has been communicated to inquirers. As, however, the effect of its provisions in certain important respects is not altogether clear, I am in communication with my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with a view to obtaining a report in the matter from His Majesty's Embassy at Berlin. So soon as the Report is received, I shall be happy to adopt my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, and publish the information in the most suitable form for the information of traders in this country.

rugs and carpets are imported into this country annually; and if he will state, approximately, the quantity and value of such imported rugs and carpets?


Imports of Oriental carpets and rugs are not separately recorded in the trade returns of the United Kingdom, but are included under the general heading of "Woollen Carpets and Rugs (including Oriental) not elsewhere specified." The quantity and value of such imported carpets and rugs registered as consigned from Oriental countries during each of the years 1920 to 1924 were as follows: