HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 c26W
80. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how far import duty will be payable on imported apples, which will enter Great Britain after 1st January; and for which open general licences are being granted; and what is the amount of the duty.

Mr. Gaitskell

Fresh apples entitled to Imperial Preference are admissible free of duty. Apples imported from foreign countries during the period 16th April to 15th August are chargeable with duty at the rate of 4s. 6d. per cwt., or alternatively, if they are consigned to registered cider factories, at the rate of 10 per cent. ad valorem. Imports at other times of the year, from whatever source, are exempt from duty.

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