§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies how much was levied by way of customs duty by the South African Government on imports into the High Commission Territories for the last available period; and what sums were received by these territories by way of share of import duties collected by the South African authorities.
§ Mr. Sandys
The High Commission Territories and the Republic of South Africa are one customs area, and no record is kept of goods which enter the area and are then transferred duty-paid to another part of it. It is therefore impossible to say how much was levied on24W goods imported into the territories through South Africa.
The share of import duties collected by the South African authorities which was received by the territories in 1962–63 in accordance with the 1910 Agreement was as follows:
£ Basutoland 455,366 Bechuanaland 120,984 Swaziland 77,848