Additional Customs Duties.

– in the House of Commons on 9th February 1932.

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Motion made, and Question put, That—

  1. (i) there shall be charged, in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution, on the importation into the United Kingdom of any goods to which this Resolution applies such duties of customs as are hereinafter provided:
  2. (ii) the goods to which this Resolution shall apply shall be goods of any class or description which—
  1. (a) are liable to any general ad valorem customs duty which may be charged by any Act of the present Session for giving effect to this and any other Resolution; and
  2. (b) appear to the Committee to be constituted for the purpose of giving advice and assistance to the Treasury in connection with the discharge by the Treasury of any of their functions under the aforesaid Act, to be either articles of luxury or articles of a kind which are being produced or are likely within a reasonable time to be produced in the United Kingdom in quantities which are substantial in relation to United Kingdom consumption; and
  3. (c) are the subject of a recommendation by the Committee aforesaid to the Treasury to the effect that an additional duty of customs should be charged thereon;

(iii) the Treasury, after receiving such a recommendation as aforesaid, may by order direct that an additional duty of customs shall be charged on all or any of the goods specified in the recommendation at a rate not exceedng the rate specified in the recommendation;

(iv) Any additional duties, according as may be directed by the order aforesaid, may be charged—

  1. (a) by reference to value, to weight, to measurement, or to quantity;
  2. (b) for any period or periods, whether continuous or not, or without any limit of period;
  3. (c) at different rates for different periods or parts of periods."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

The Committee proceeded to a Division.

Photo of Professor Sir Charles Oman Professor Sir Charles Oman , Oxford University

(seated and covered): On a point of Order. On the analogy of the great English game, would it not be possible now for the Government to declare at 452, and put in the Opposition for a second, a third, and a fourth innings, which would enable us to save a good deal of time?

The Committee divided: Ayes, 430; Noes, 73.

Division No. 52.]AYES.[11.31 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-ColonelAske, Sir Robert WilliamBalniel, Lord
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.)Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick WolfeBanks, Sir Reginald Mitchell
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G.Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover)Barclay-Harvey, C. M.
Albery, Irving JamesAstor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton)Barrie, Sir Charles Coupar
Alexander, Sir WilliamAtholl, Duchess ofBateman, A. L.
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l, W.)Atkinson, CyrilBeaumont, M. W. (Bucks., Aylesbury)
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd.)Bailey, Erie Alfred GeorgeBeaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th, C.)
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent)Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyBetterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J.Bevan, Stuart James (Holborn)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J.Balfour, George (Hampstead)Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman
Apsley, LordBalfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet)Bird, Ernest Roy (Yorks., Skipton)
Bird, Sir Robert B. (Wolverh'pton W.)Dugdale, Captain Thomas LionelInskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H.
Blaker, Sir ReginaldDuggan, Hubert JohnIveagh, Countess of
Blindell, JamesDuncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.)Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)
Boothby, Robert John GrahamDunglass, LordJackson, J. C. (Heywood & Radcliffe)
Borodale, ViscountEady, George H.James, Wing-Com. A. W. H.
Boulton, W. W.Eastwood, John FrancisJamieson, Douglas
Bowater, Col. Sir T. VansittartEden, Robert AnthonyJesson, Major Thomas E.
Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert TattonEdge, Sir WilliamJoel, Dudley J. Barnato
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W.Edmondson, Major A. J.Johnston, J. W. (Clackmannan)
Boyce, H. LeslieEdnam, ViscountJones, Lewis (Swansea, West)
Bracken, BrendanElliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E.Ker, J. Campbell
Braithwaite, Maj. A. N. (Yorks, E. R.)Ellis, Robert GeoffreyKerr, Hamilton W.
Braithwaite, J. G. (Hillsborough)Elliston, Captain George SampsonKimball, Lawrence
Briscoe, Capt. Richard GeorgeElmley, ViscountKirkpatrick, William M.
Broadbent, Colonel JohnEmmott, Charles E. G. C.Knatchbull, Captain Hon. M. H. R.
Brocklebank, C. E. R.Emrys-Evans, P. V.Knebworth, Viscount
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham)Entwistle, Cyril FullardKnox, Sir Alfred
Brown, Ernest (Leith)Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks., Newb'y)Erskine-Boist, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool)Lambert, Rt. Hon. George
Browne, Captain A. C.Essenhigh, Reginald ClareLatham, Sir Herbert Paul
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.)Law, Sir Alfred
Bullock, Captain MalcolmEverard, W. LindsayLeckie, J. A.
Burghley, LordFalle, Sir Bertram G.Leech, Dr. J. W.
Burgin, Dr. Edward LeslieFermoy, LordLees-Jones, John
Burnett, John GeorgeFleming, Edward LascellesLeighton, Major B. E. P.
Burton, Colonel Henry WalterFraser, Captain IanLennox-Boyd, A. T.
Cadogan, Hon. EdwardFremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.Levy, Thomas
Caine, G. R. Hall.Fuller, Captain A. E. G.Liddall, Walter S.
Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley)Ganzoni, Sir JohnLindsay, Noel Ker
Campbell, Rear-Adml. G. (Burnley)Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. HamiltonLister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe
Campbell-Johnston, MalcolmGibson, Charles GranvilleLittle, Graham-, Sir Ernest
Caporn, Arthur Cecil.Gillett, Sir George MastermanLlewellin, Major John J.
Carver, Major William H.Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir JohnLloyd, Geoffrey
Cassels, James DaleGlossop, C. W. H.Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd. Q'n)
Castlereagh, ViscountGluckstein, Louis HalleLockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.)
Castle Stewart, EarlGlyn, Major Raiph G. C.Loder, Captain J. de Vere
Cautley, Sir Henry S.Goff, Sir ParkLumley, Captain Lawrence R.
Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City)Goldie, Noel B.Lymington, Viscount
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.)Goodman, Colonel Albert W.Lyons, Abraham Montagu
Chalmers, John RutherfordGower, Sir RobertMebane, William
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.)Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.)MacAndrew, Maj. C. G. (Partick)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston)Grattan-Doyle, Sir NicholasMacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.)Greaves-Lord, Sir WalterMcConnell, Sir Joseph
Chorlton, Alan Ernest LeofricGreene, William P. C.McCorquodale, M. S.
Chotzner, Alfred JamesGrimston, R. V.MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)
Christle, James ArchibaldGritten, W. G. HowardMacdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Clarke, FrankGuinness, Thomas L. E. B.McEwen, J. H. F.
Clarry, Reginald GeorgeGunston, Captain D. W.McKie, John Hamilton
Clayton, Dr. George C.Guy, J. C. MorrisonMcLean, Major Alan
Clydesdale, Marquess ofHacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)
Cobb, Sir CyrilHales, Harold K.Macmillan, Maurice Harold
Colfox, Major William PhilipHall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James L.
Collins, Sir GodfreyHall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon)Magnay, Thomas
Colman, N. C. D.Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)Maitland, Adam
Colville, Major David JohnHanbury, CecilMaking, Brigadier-General Ernest
Conant, R. J. E.Hanley, Dennis A.Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.
Cook, Thomas A.Hannon, Patrick Joseph HenryMargesson, Capt. Henry David R.
Cooke, James D.Harbord, ArthurMarjoribanks, Edward
Cooper, A. DuffHartland, George A.Marsden, Commander Arthur
Copeland, IdaHarvey, George (Lambeth, Kenningt'n)Martin, Thomas B.
Courthope, Colonel Sir George L.Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)Mason, Col. Glyn K. (Croydon, N.)
Craddock, Sir Reginald HenryHaslam, Henry (Lindsay, H'ncastle)Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John
Craven-Ellis, WilliamHaslam, Sir John (Bolton)Meller, Richard James
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M.Merriman, Sir F. Boyd
Crooke, J. SmedleyHeneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.Millar, Sir James Duncan
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle)Hepworth, JosephMills, Sir Frederick
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro)Hillman, Dr. George B.Milne, Charles
Croom-Johnson, R. P.Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John WalterMilne, John Sydney Wardlaw.
Crossley, A. C.Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chisw'k)
Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel BernardHope, Capt. Arthur O. J. (Aston)Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Dalkeith, Earl ofHope, Sydney (Chester, Stalybridge)Mitcheson, G. G.
Davies, Edward C. (Montgomery)Hore-Beilsha, LeslieMolson, A. Hugh Elsdale
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)Hornby, FrankMonsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres
Davison, Sir William HenryHorne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S.Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr)
Dawson, Sir PhilipHorobin, Ian M.Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Denman, Hon R. D.Horsbrugh, FlorenceMorris, John Patrick (Salford, N.)
Denville, AlfredHoward, Tom ForrestMorris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.)
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F.Howitt, Dr. Alfred B.Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Dickle, John P.Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)Morrison, William Shepherd
Dixon, Rt. Hon. HerbertHudson, Robert Spear (Southport)Moss, Captain H. J.
Donner, P. W.Hume, Sir George HopwoodMuirhead, Major A. J.
Doran, EdwardHunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries)Munro, Patrick
Dower, Captain A. V. G.Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg)Nall, Sir Joseph
Drewe, CedricHurd, Percy A.Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.
Duckworth, George A. V.Hurst, Sir Gerald B.Newton, Sir Douglas George C.
Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)Ross, Ronald D.Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Nicholson, O. W. (Westminster)Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld)Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A.Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Normand, Wilfrid GuildRunciman, Rt. Hon. WalterSummersby, Charles H.
North, Captain Edward T.Runge, Norah CecilSutcliffe, Harold
Nunn, WilliamRussell, Albert (Kirkcaldy)Tate, Mavis Constance
O'Connor, Terence JamesRussell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (P'dd'gt'n, S.)
O'Donovan, Dr. William JamesRussell, Hamer Field (Sheffield, B'tside)Templeton, William P.
Oman, Sir Charles William C.Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir HughRutherford, Sir John HugoThomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Ormiston, ThomasSalmon, Major IsidoreThompson, Luke
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A.Salt, Edward W.Thorp, Linton Theodore
Palmer, Francis NoelSamuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Patrick, Colin M.Sandeman, Sir A. N. StewartTodd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Pearson, William G.Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Peat, Charles U.Savery, Samuel ServingtonTrain, John
Penny, Sir GeorgeScone, LordTryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Perkins, Waiter R. D.Seltey, Harry R.Turton, Robert Hugh
Peters, Dr. Sidney JohnShaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Petherick, M.Shaw, Captain William T. (Fortar)Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bllston)Shepperson, Sir Ernest W.Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Pike, Cecll F,Simmonds, Oliver EdwinWard, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Potter, JohnSinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Unv., Belfast)Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H.Skelton, Archibald NoetWard, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Pownall, Sir AsshetonSmiles, Lieut.-Col. Sir Walter D.Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Procter, Major Henry AdamSmith, Sir Jonah W. (Barrow-In-F.)Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Purbrick, R.Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Pybus, Percy JohnSmith-Carington, Neville W.Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour.-
Raikes, Henry V. A. M.Smithers, WaldronWells, Sydney Richard
Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian)Somerset, ThomasWeymouth, Viscount
Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)Somervell, Donald BradleyWhiteside, Borras Noel H.
Ramsbotham, HerwaldSomerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Ramsden, E.Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East)Wills, Wilfrid D.
Rankin, RobertSoper, RichardWilson, Clyde T. (West Toxteth)
Ratcliffe, ArthurSotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E.Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter)Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Reid, David D. (County Down)Spears, Brigadier-General Edward L.Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Reid, James S. C. (Stirling)Spencer, Captain Richard A.Wise, Alfred R.
Reid, William Allan (Derby)Spender-Clay,' Rt. Hon. Herbert H.Withers, Sir John James
Remer, John R.Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Rentoul, Sir Gervais S.Stanley. Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)Womersley, Walter James
Renwick, Major Gustav A.Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir ArthurWorthington, Dr. John V.
Reynolds, Col. Sir James PhilipStevenson, JamesWragg, Herbert
Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U.Stewart, William J.Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)Stones, James
Robinson, John RolandStorey, SamuelTELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James RennellStourton, Hon. John I.Sir Frederick Thomson and Mr. Shakespeare.
Ropner, Colonel L.Strauss, Edward A.
Rosbotham, S. T.Strickland, Captain W. F.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South)Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton)Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot
Attlee, Clement RichardHall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Mender, Geoffrey le M.
Batey, JosephHarris, Sir PercyMason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.)
Bernays, RobertHicks, Ernest GeorgeMaxton, James
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)Hirst, George HenryNathan, Major H. L.
Briant, FrankHoldsworth, HerbertOwen, Major Goronwy
Buchanan, GeorgeHopkinson, AustinParkinson, John Allen
Cape, ThomasJanner, BarnettPickering, Ernest H.
Cocks, Frederick SeymourJenkins, Sir WilliamPrice, Gabriel
Cripps, Sir StaffordJohnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields)Rea, Waiter Russell
Curry, A. C.Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)Roberts, Aled (Wrexham)
Daggar, GeorgeJones, J. J. (West Ham, Slivertown)Rothschild, James A. de
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)Salter, Dr. Alfred
Devlin, JosephKirkwood, DavidSamuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Edwards, CharlesLansbury, Rt. Hon. GeorgeSinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.)Lawson, John JamesThorne, William James
Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen)Leonard, WilliamTinker, John Joseph
Foot, Dingle (Dundee)Logan, David GilbertWatts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. David
Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin)Lunn, WilliamWedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke)Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)Williams, David (Swansea, East)
George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea)McEntee, Valentine L.Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Grenfall, David Rees (Glamorgan)McGovern, JohnWilliams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro', W.)McKeag, WilliamWood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)Maclean, Rt. He. Sir D. (Corn'll N.)
Grundy, Thomas W.Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Mr. Duncan Graham and Mr. Groves.