HC Deb 19 November 1964 vol 702 cc86-7W
58. Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in compliance with the principle set out in the White Paper, namely that the 15 per cent. charge will not apply to basic raw materials for industry, he will take steps to remove this impost from acrylonitrile, tariff item 29.27, when brought into Northern Ireland.

Mr. MacDermot

No. The phrase "basic raw materials" in the White Paper of 26th October was intended in a generally descriptive sense. The temporary import charge is intended to apply widely over the field of manufactured and semi-manufactured materials. The charge must apply to imports into Northern Ireland equally with imports into other parts of the United Kingdom.