Synthetic Perfume.

Oral Answers to Questions — Safeguarding of Industries Act. – in the House of Commons at on 17 July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Thomas Bramsdon Sir Thomas Bramsdon , Portsmouth Central


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that quantities of toilet soaps are being imported into England containing synthetic perfume and dye materials, upon which no duties are collected, but that when it is desired to import the substances separately for the use of British manufacturers they are either prohibited or duty is demanded on them and whether he will consider the desirability in such cases of admitting those substances free of all duty?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I am aware of the facts referred to in the first part of the question. Legislation would be required to give effect to the proposal made in the last part; and I do not see my way to introduce a Measure for that purpose.