CORONATION MEDALS (IMPORT DUTY). (Hansard, 4 May 1936)
HC Deb 04 May 1936 vol 311 c1344
1. Sir REGINALD BLAIR

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to take any steps to impose heavy duties on the importation of medals and other symbols to be sold or distributed in connection with the festivities at the forthcoming Coronation?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

I would remind my hon. Friend that applications for the increase of a duty should be addressed in the first instance to the Import Duties Advisory Committee.

Sir R. BLAIR

Would my right hon. Friend consider the advisability of introducing a Clause to give effect to this suggestion?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN

That would be to upset the whole system on which our tariffs are now constructed.

Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS

Is it not the case that this matter can only be dealt with after importation has taken place, seeing that the Import Duties Advisory Committee do not usually recommend duties in anticipation?

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