§ 49. Colonel NEWMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a foreign motor-car either landed or assembled ill the Irish Free State would, on importation to Great Britain, pay a duty of 22 per cent., while the same car landed or assembled in Great Britain pays a duty of 33⅓ per cent.; and will a like preference be given to British cars imported into the Irish Free State?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
A foreign motor-car landed in the Irish Free State and then imported into Great Britain would be subject to the full duty of 33⅓ per cent. A motor-car made of foreign manufactured parts and assembled in the Irish Free State would, on importation into Great Britain, be subject to the preferential rate of duty of approximately 22 per cent. provided that not less than 25 per cent. of its value is the result of labour in the Irish Free State. I understand that a similar preference will be given to British cars imported into the Irish Free State.