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Mr Arthur Ratcliffe

Former MP for Leek

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry: Silk Duties. 17 Jul 1934

    32. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the loss the users of real silk and rayon will have to bear owing to the reduction of import and Excise duties as from 1st July; if he is prepared to grant a rebate on stocks of raw material held by manufacturers; that the Leek Silk Dyers' and Manufacturers' Association throughout 1925 opposed the imposition of the raw material...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Silk Duties. 3 May 1932

    41 and 42. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the 3s. per 1b. import duty on raw silk represents to-day a tax of 40 per cent., while the duty on manufactured silk goods is only 33⅓ per cent., a difference in favour of the foreign manufacturer of 6¼ per cent., plus the lower wages paid to the workers in foreign silk centres; and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance.: Silk Duties. 3 May 1932

    Is it the right hon. Gentleman's intention to give the same consideration to this industry as he has given to all other industries, or is it to he excluded from any consideration whatever?

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Former MP for Leek

Entered the House of Commons on 27 October 1931 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 25 October 1935 — General election

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