HC Deb 24 March 1976 vol 908 cc197-8W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list in the Official Report for each paper and board quota serial number under the Import Duties (Quota Relief) Order 1974 (S.I., 1974, No. 2070), the quantities—in tonnes—and values charged with a 4.5 per cent. duty in 1975 and the duty receipts obtained by Her Majesty's Customs therefrom.

Mr. Deakins

Out of 81 tariff quotas established by the Order in question covering goods otherwise chargeable with duty at 4½ per cent. in 1975, 56 were not exhausted during the year and there was no duty charged on these. I understand that once a tariff quota is exhausted details of imports are not recorded under each tariff quota. Consequently, information about the quantities, values and duty receipts on goods within the description of the other 25 quotas after they were exhausted is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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