HC Deb 09 July 1971 vol 820 cc483-4W
Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the categories of United Kingdom exports which are denied entry into Australia under regulations enforcing a total embargo.

Mr. Athony Grant

The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations of 1969 of the Commonwealth of Australia enforce a

will make in the tariff, levy or other tax payable upon importation into the United Kingdom.

Mr. Anthony Grant

1. Total United Kingdom imports from Australia:

1969–£236 million c.i.f.

1970–£260 million c.i.f.

2. Australian exports to the United Kingdom:

total prohibition on the import of certain goods for the familiar purposes of securing public order and health, reinforcing Customs control, protecting the products of prison labour and relating to gold and silver. They are of general application to the goods concerned from all sources. Products specifically itemised are absinthe, imitation brandy, cigars and cigarettes containing explosive substances, matches containing white or yellow phosphorous, counterfeit coin, imitation and counterfeit bank notes, diacetylmorphine (heroin) and preparations thereof, opium prepared for smoking and opium pipes, ketobemidome its salts and preparations thereof, tea in specified unwholesome forms, silencers for use with firearms.