HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 c2805W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that an ad valorem duty of 25 per cent. was imposed on a consignment of lemon juice, shipped by the Steamship "Princess Marie Louise" and imported by Messrs. White, Tomkins and Courage, Limited, and landed in London on 7th June, and that other consignments of the same juice of identical quality have only been subjected to an ad valorem duty of 10 per cent.; and whether he will take steps to ensure equality of treatment in this matter?


I am advised that duty at the rate of 25 per cent. ad valorem was properly charged on the particular consignment to which the first part of the question refers. If my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of the consignments of identical quality said to have been charged with duty at the late of only 10 per cent. ad valorem, I will have inquiries made.