HC Deb 08 May 1951 vol 487 cc200-1W
72. Mr. Janner

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has been able to make any concession to the hosiery trade following representations by them to import machines to replace pre-war plant without paying the 50 per cent. import duty.

Mr. Rhodes

Following discussions with the trade, my right hon. and learned Friend has now agreed to recommend to my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer the issue of licences under Section 10 of the Finance Act, 1932, for the admission free of Customs duty of certain 60-gauge full fashioned hose machines.