HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 c210W
Captain Kerby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the meaning of the letters T.C.I. and of the additional charge of £2 on I.D.S. No. 7688, Parcel No. 4682, containing eight Chinese silk shirts, imported from Hong Kong by the hon. Member for Arundel and Shoreham for personal use; and how the sum of £2 was arrived at.

Mr. MacDermot

T.C.I. means temporary charge on imports, that is to say, the import surcharge introduced last autumn. £2 is 10 per cent. of the declared value of the shirts.

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