HC Deb 17 March 1953 vol 512 cc185-6W
100. Mr. Holt

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of all imports on which duty was imposed on an ad valorem basis during 1952 shown separately under the relevant Import duties Acts; and if he will give the amount of duty received under each Act which was charged on an ad valorem basis.

Mr. H. Strauss

I am advised that the values of imported goods entered for home consumption on payment at ad valorem rates of duty under the various Acts imposing duties, and the amounts of duty charged thereon, during the calendar year 1952, were as follows:

£ million
Net value of goods duty paid Amount of duty
Import Duties Act, 1932 464.98 71.90
Ottawa Agreements Act, 1932 21.78 3.10
Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921 5.16 1.77
Beef and Veal Customs Duties Act, 1937 6.70 0.81
Finance Act, 1925 (in respect of silk and artificial silk duties) 8.70 2.04

Unlike the figures given in reply to the hon. Member's Question on 3rd March, these figures do not take account of draw-back of duty paid on goods which are subsequently re-exported. The value of goods duty paid under the Import Duties Act, 1932, includes £5.33 million in respect of beef and veal also charged with duty under the Beef and Veal Customs Duties Act, 1937.