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All 5 results for speaker:Mr Arthur Ratcliffe

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

Mr Arthur Ratcliffe: 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)

Mr Arthur Ratcliffe: 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)

Mr Arthur Ratcliffe: 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?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Abnormal Importations Duty. (8 Dec 1931)

Mr Arthur Ratcliffe: 75. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that silk and artificial silk hose are being imported without the seam sewn up the back of the stocking and that in this way the recent dumping Order is evaded by only paying duty on tissue; and what steps he intends to take?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce.: Imports. (8 Dec 1931)

Mr Arthur Ratcliffe: 109. asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the increase of the importation of artificial silk tissue, pure or mixed, in October, 1931, 1,741,624 lbs. weight, as compared with October, 1930, 1,322,844 lbs. weight; and if it is his intention to apply the Abnormal Importations (Customs Duties) Act, 1931, to these articles?


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