HC Deb 13 May 1930 vol 238 cc1651-2W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the recent decision of the courts to the effect that the wires and wire webbing used in the manufacture of motor tyres are not subject to duty on importation, he will instruct the Customs authorities not to claim duty upon the cloths and fancy trimmings known in the trade as seaming and pasting laces imported for use in motor-car upholstery?


An appeal has been entered against the decision referred to. If as the result of the appeal the judgment in this case is upheld, the question as to how far it may affect the liability of other material at present charged with duty under Section 3 of the Finance Act, 1925, will depend upon the facts of each case, which will be duly considered by the Customs authorities.