HC Deb 22 March 1928 vol 215 cc583-5W
Major OWEN

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the value of watches and clocks imported from Canada during the years 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927; the amount of duty collected on each class of goods; and the proportion of British material in such imports?


The particulars requested by the hon. Member, so far as they are available, are as follow:

having regard to the fact that beauty spots and places of holiday resort which are in private ownership are from time to time offered for open sale, and their purchase for industrial enterprises is only prevented by public subscriptions hurriedly raised, he will set up a committee to consider this problem and advise?


Various private bodies, as the hon. Member is aware, have done valuable work in the past by collecting private subscriptions for the purchase of beauty spots. It would be unfortunate if their successful efforts were in any way discouraged. So far as official action is concerned, the question, as one affecting property in most parts of the country, appears primarily to be one for local authorities to consider. It would not be for the Treasury to appoint a Committee.