52. Commander WILLIAMS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has had his attention drawn to the loss of spirit in the manufacture of perfume and that this loss places the British producer at a serious disadvantage in competition with the foreigner; and if he proposes to take any action to remedy this anomaly?
Taken on the average, the import duty appears to have a distinctly protective element, and I am not therefore satisfied that the British producer is placed at the disadvantage suggested in the question.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the present incidence of the tax is very disadvantageous to the gardening industry?