§ Sir G. FOX
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will supply a table for the last available year which sets out the imports into the United Kingdom in order to show under each of the main classifications of trade the amounts dutiable under the Import Duties Act and the Ottawa Agreements Act, 1932, in the various ranges of duty; the amounts dutiable under other enactments; and the amounts free of duty, respectively?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I regret that it is not possible to prepare the information asked for in the precise form desired, but my hon. Friend will find in table 8 of 37W volume II of the Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom particulars of the quantities or values retained (or entered) for home consumption during 1932 of all goods liable to duty, except those liable under the Abnormal Importations Act, the Horticultural Products Act, the Irish Free State (Special Duties) Act, and the Ottawa Agreements Act. The particulars in regard to goods liable to duty under the Import Duties Act given on pages 707–8 of this table are set out in the form described in the question. As regards the exceptions mentioned above, such information as is available, in respect of the year ended 31st March, 1933, is given in the 24th Report of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs and Excise (Cmd. 4455).