HC Deb 14 November 1933 vol 281 c750W
Lieut.- Colonel ACLAND- TROYTE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that foreign electric light bulbs for side and tail lamps of motors are sold wholesale in this country for 2s. 6d. per dozen, whereas the home-made article costs 11s. 3d.; that the retailer makes a, profit of 3½d. per bulb on the foreign article against 2d. per bulb on the British-made article; and whether any application has been made to the Imports Advisory Committee for a higher tariff to be placed on imported electric light bulbs?


Foreign electric light bulbs, which are component parts or accessories of motor vehicles, are subject to an ad valorem duty of 33⅓per cent. under Section 3 of the Finance Act, 1925. As these articles are not dutiable under the Import Duties Act, they do not fall within the purview of the Import Duties Advisory Committee.