§ 59. Mr. Russell
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of imports subjected to the general ad valorem duty of 10 per cent. in the year ended 31st March, 1956, and the total value subjected to all rates of duty under the Import Duties Act.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The answer to the first part of the Question is£259 million. The answer to the second part is£463,700,000 in respect of all goods liable toad valorem duties under the Import Duties Act. The value of goods liable to specific duties is not available, but the yield of those duties was about£5 million during the period in question out of a total yield of£67 million from all goods liable under the Act.
§ 60. Mr. Russell
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total value of imports admitted into the United Kingdom duty free in the financial year ended 31st March, 1956, and the total value of imports which were subjected to protective duties and revenue duties, respectively.
§ Sir D. Eccles
I regret that answers to the first and third parts of the Question are not available. The total value of goods entered for home use in the year 73W ended 31st March, 1956, and on which protective duties were paid is as follows:
Goods Liable Under: Value£'000 Import Duties Act, 1932* 463,678† The Ottawa Agreements Act, 1932 79,280 The Beef and Veal Customs Duties Act, 1937 47,369 Key Industry Duties 12,988
* The value is of goods entered at ad valorem rates only.
† This figure includes goods to the value of£13m., which are included again in the figure relating to goods liable under the Beef and Veal Customs Duties Act, 1937.