HC Deb 24 May 1928 vol 217 cc2087-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that His Majesty's Commissioners of Customs are making a charge of 6d. upon parts of lighters which are usually sold at six a 1d.; and whether he is prepared to consider the advisability of exempting such parts altogether?


As regards the first part of the question, the Budget Resolution provides for the charge of a Customs duty of 6d. on any imported component part of a mechanical lighter other than a flint. As regards the second part of the question, my right hon. Friend is unable to adopt the suggestion. But the Finance Bill will include a provision to permit of imported component parts being removed without payment of duty to the premises of a licensed manufacturer for assembly into complete lighters. On each of these a duty of 6d. per complete lighter only will be charged.

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