HC Deb 17 May 1956 vol 552 c181W
Mr. Holt

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of the imports of leather and leather goods in the United Kingdom for 1953, 1954, and 1955; and what import duty is imposed on such goods.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

£19.5 million, £18.7 million and £18.8 million in 1953, 1954 and 1955 respectively. These figures relate to imports of leather dressed and undressed and all leather manufactures, other than apparel, footwear and sports goods. The rates of Customs duty chargeable on leather and leather goods, imported from foreign sources, range from 7½ per cent. to 22½ per cent. ad valorem, with alternative specific rates in some cases.

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