HC Deb 06 October 1931 vol 257 c992W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will issue a comparative table of average duties for £100 worth of goods for 1930 with 1903, similar to that published in 1903, for different countries in the second fiscal Blue Book (Command 2337)?


I have carefully considered my hon. and gallant Friend's proposal, but I should not be justified under present conditions in incurring the heavy expenditure that its adoption would involve. I would, however, refer him to the information contained in the "Statistical Tables relating to British and Foreign Trade and Industry" (Command 3737), as to the rates of duty in 1914, 1924 and 1930 charged on typical United Kingdom exports on importation into certain countries over seas.