HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 c54W
85. Mr. Willey

asked the President of the Board of Trade how the export price of Canary Islands tomatoes exported to the United Kingdom this year has compared with the fair market price of tomatoes in accordance with the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act, 1957.

Mr. Walker-Smith

As I informed the hon. Member for Deptford (Sir L. Plummer) on 6th June, it would not be appropriate to give reasons for the rejection of applications under the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act. This is in accordance with long-established practice for other applications involving customs duties. In these circumstances, the hon. Member will appreciate that no useful purpose would be served by going into details of this particular aspect of the application which no doubt he has in mind.