HC Deb 16 November 1964 vol 702 cc15-6W
72. Mr. Grant

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will grant relief from the 15 per cent. surcharge to those importers who were committed prior to the imposition, to contracts not yet fulfilled for the purchase and sale of foreign goods.

Mr. MacDermot

No. It is the policy of the Government that the charge should have immediate effect, and it is the normal practice in the United Kingdom to levy Customs duties in this way.