HC Deb 03 March 1965 vol 707 cc253-4W
Sir W. Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of the cost of a 15 per cent. import levy and a 10 per cent. import levy, respectively, on the cost of fertilisers, building timber and imported agricultural machinery used by farmers in this country; and whether this increase will be taken into account in the 1965 Price Review.

Mr. John Mackie

As regards the temporary import charge of 15 per cent., I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the right hon. Member for Bedford (Mr. Soames) on 3rd February. The reduced charge of 10 per cent. does not take effect until 27th April. All changes in the prices of goods and services purchased by farmers are being taken into account at the Annual Review.

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