HC Deb 04 July 1940 vol 362 cc1032-3W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to make a statement regarding the removal of import duties on machine tools?

Sir K. Wood

As my hon. Friend is aware, most imported machine tools are already admitted free of duty under Treasury licence. Arrangements have, however, now been made to place machine tools and certain other machinery on the free list as from Monday next, 8th July. Full particulars will be published on Saturday next.