§ 51. Mr. C. WHITE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to cases in which duty has either been improperly collected under the Safeguarding of Industries Act or paid under protest, in which cases His Majesty's Board of Customs say they are unable to refund the sum so collected; and whether, in view of the amounts involved, he is prepared to take action with a view of enabling such sums to be returned when improperly collected?
Sir J. BAIRD
I assume that the hon. Member refers to the duty collected under 14 Part I of the Safeguarding of Industries Act on goods which have been subsequently removed from the Board of Trade lists. Under the provisions of Sub-section 1 (5) of the Safeguarding of Industries Act no repayment of duty can be made in such cases. As regards the last part of the question, I cannot anticipate the debate on the new Clause to the Finance Bill standing in the names of the hon. Members for Whitechapel and Central Aberdeen.