Glass Articles.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons at on 22 May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Barnet Kenyon Mr Barnet Kenyon , Chesterfield


asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can explain why toys, such as magic lanterns and viewscopes, are classified as scientific instruments by his Department for the purpose of duty under the Safeguarding of Industries Act, while vacuum flasks and similar articles are not; whether he can explain why some glass hand-mirrors are held to be exempt from duty as optical glass, whereas those used for shaving purposes are held to be dutiable; and whether he will issue a list stating what glass articles are dutiable and thus save the present confusion, expense, and delay?