Motor Cars (Imports).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 21 May 1935.

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Photo of Mr Harold Hales Mr Harold Hales , Stoke-on-Trent Hanley


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in the first quarter of 1934 622 motor cars were imported into Great Britain from America at a cost of £81,491, and in the same quarter of 1935 2,163 at a cost of £338,383; and, having regard to the injury to the British motor industry by this increased importation of foreign cars and the increase in the number of unemployed, will he take immediate steps to raise the duty to a minimum of 50 per cent.?