HC Deb 08 November 1961 vol 648 c70W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent binoculars manufactured in Japan may be imported into Great Britain; and what rates of duty and Purchase Tax are levied on such imports.

Mr. Erroll

Binoculars are imported from Japan under quota arrangements; the quota for the period from 1st April, 1960, to 30th September, 1961, was £30,000. Arrangements for the next licensing period are still under negotiation. There is an import duty of 50 perad valorem on these binoculars, but no Purchase Tax.