HC Deb 11 May 1926 vol 195 c810W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade why corrugated strawboard has been removed from its official qualification in His Majesty's Customs List, 1926, and included in the packing and wrapping papers for duty; whereas he is aware that it is the raw material -for British corrugated strawboard manufacturers, and 95 per cent. of the imports are used by them for this purpose; that strawboard is not made in this country; that it was not mentioned at the Government inquiry to examine the application for a wrapping paper tariff, and was not included in the list of papers upon which a tariff was recommended in Cmd. 2539; and whether this matter can be reconsidered with a view to placing strawboard back in its proper category and freeing it from tax?


The classification of paper and cardboard in the Official Import and Export List now in force is identical in all respects with that in force during the year 1925. I am advised that strawpaper, or thin strawboard, falls within the terms of the resolution recently passed by the House, and is consequently dutiable whether imported plain or corrugated.

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