HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c344W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish an estimate of the likely net yield from a 10 per cent. import tax on all imports from South Africa, assuming current levels of imports.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

Ten per cent. of the 1977 level of imports from South Africa would be about £88 million. Import duties are established by the Common Customs Tariff of the European Communities and are not imposed unilaterally by individual member States; the proceeds of import duties are part of the Communities' own resources.