HC Deb 20 November 1964 vol 702 c99W
Sir G. de Freitas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that one quarter of the finished leather used in boot and shoe manufacture has to be imported; and if he will give consideration to this when reviewing the import surcharge.

Mr. MacDermot

We have not found it practicable or desirable to attempt to select materials to which the charge applies on any basis of availability from domestic sources. All aspects of the charge will be kept under continuous review.