Synthetic Substances.

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 James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

19.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the decision of the referee that synthetic camphor has been improperly included in the list issued under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, he will introduce legislation providing for the repayment of the duty to those who have been wrongly called upon to pay it?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

No, Sir. Contingencies of the kind which has arisen in this particular case were specifically provided for by Section 1 (5) of the Safeguarding of Industries Act.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

20.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the decision given by the Referee under Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act with reference to synthetic camphor covers other synthetic substances, including synthetic perfumery used by the manufacturers of fancy soaps; and, if so, whether he will issue immediate instructions to that effect and thus avoid the continued payment by manufacturers of duties improperly levied?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The decision of the Referee in the case mentioned by the hon. Member does not cover other synthetic substances, and consequently the second part of the question does not arise.