HC Deb 19 March 1935 vol 299 c1009W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any progress has been made during the past three months towards the removal of the heavy leaving tax imposed on British and other passengers leaving Argentinian and Brazilian ports for the United Kingdom, which in some cases amounts to as much as £10 per head on a first-class booking from South America to Great Britain?


I am informed that the interests concerned have approached the authorities in Argentina where the tax, which is levied on all passengers other than third-class passengers, is 10 per cent. of the fare to the port of destination. I am not aware what action the Argentine Government propose to take in the matter, but I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as I have any information to give him.