Clause 6. — (Power to Exempt Particu- Lar Importations of Certain Goods.)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr John Vaughan-Morgan Mr John Vaughan-Morgan , Reigate 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

I beg to move, in page 8, line 19, to leave out subsections (1) to (3) and to insert: (1) Subject to the following subsections, the Treasury may direct that payment shall not be required of any import duty chargeable in respect of any goods imported or proposed to be imported into the United Kingdom, if the Board of Trade are satisfied—

  1. (a) that the goods qualify for relief under this section by virtue of any provision of the Fifth Schedule to this Act; and
  2. (b) that in all the circumstances it is expedient for the relief to be given.
(2) The Treasury shall not exercise the power conferred by subsection (1) of this section except on the recommendation of the Board of Trade, and any direction of the Treasury under this section may be given subject to such conditions as they think fit. This is consequential on the decision to leave out Clause 3.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 9, line 1, leave out "Import Duties Board" and insert "Board of Trade".—[Mr. Vaughan-Morgan.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.