HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 cc482-3W
59. Mr. Challen

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in order to facilitate the export of proprietory medicines and drugs, arrangements have been made to issue licences permitting the import of bottles from certain European countries on condition that they are subsequently used for export purposes; and whether arrangements can be made to enable the 25 per cent. duty imposed on the import of such bottles to be refunded when they are in due course re-exported containing medicines and drugs.

Mr. Dalton:

Yes, Sir. I am aware of this trade. But the duty on imported bottles is very small in relation to the value of the medicines and drugs contained in them and I see no sufficient reason to waive the duty.