HC Deb 20 July 1927 vol 209 c414W
Major McLEAN

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the imposition of an excise duty on foreign malting barley, home-grown barley being exempted, is prohibted by any treaties with foreign powers; and, if so, whether he can state with which Powers such treaties exist and give particulars of these treaties?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Commercial treaties with the following twelve countries contain provisions precluding any such discrimination:—