HC Deb 07 December 1931 vol 260 c1533W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in order to help the entrepot trade as affected by the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act, 1931, he will institute steps to enable the same system of drawbacks to be applied to re-exported goods charged with duty under that Act as has been successfully operated under the safeguarding of industries duties and the existing silk duties?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer I gave on the subject to my hon. Friend the Member for South-West Bethnal Green (Mr. Harris) on 26th November last.


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether licences will be granted to import, free of duty, worsted yarn that was ordered before Customs duties were in immediate prospect and ordered to carry out actual contracts for cloth?


No, Sir; there is no power to exempt from duty any particular consignments of goods.

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