Imported Typewriters (Duty).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 27th October 1932.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury the amount of duty received in connection with the importa- tion of foreign typewriters into this country for the period January to September, 1932, inclusive, and the number of machines covered thereby?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

The amount of duty paid on imported typewriters during the period January to September, 1932, was £14,546. I am unable to state the number of imported typewriters on which this duty was paid as the revenue statistics relate only to value.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Does the figure which the Financial Secretary has given include any foreign-made machines that have come into this country from Canada?5

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

I have included all machines which are subject to duty.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Are not all foreign machines subject to duty from whatever source they come?