HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 c152W
48. Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development why he will not make representations to the Government of Eire to reduce the duty of 36 per cent. imposed on imports into that country of leather wrist-watch straps from Britain.

Mr. du Cann

It is often the case that the tariff of one country differs from that of another on the same article, and this fact does not of itself constitute a ground for representations. The tariff on leather wrist-watch straps imported from Britain into the Irish Republic has recently been reduced from 40 per cent. to 32 per cent., and the British straps enjoy a preference of 16 per cent.