HC Deb 09 December 1952 vol 509 c35W
112. Mr. Beswick

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the increasing difficulty in maintaining our export trade in printing and photogravure inks because of the competition of lower-priced inks made in the United States of America, France and now Germany; if he is further aware that the price of the British product is substantially increased by the duty on light hydrocarbon oils; and if he will abolish this duty.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. I cannot say that I have evidence that the duty on light hydrocarbon oils is handicapping the export trade in these inks. Printers' inks containing light hydrocarbon oil on which duty has been paid are already eligible on exportation for drawback of that duty.