Import Duties.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Marquess of  Titchfield Marquess of Titchfield , Newark


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that branches of firms abroad sell articles which are taxed under the Safeguarding and McKenna duties to branches of the same firms in England at sums below cost price, thereby avoiding the payment of the proper tariff on those articles; and whether he is prepared to take steps to stop this practice?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

Care is taken to prevent payment of the proper duty being evaded in the way suggested, but, if my hon. and gallant Friend will give me particulars of any specific instances in which he has reason to think this is happening, I will certainly have the facts looked into.