§ 49. Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount of duty which had been imposed previous to the Import Duties Act on foreign spelter imported into the United Kingdom and on spelter from the British Empire, with the date of the imposition of the duty and of any variation in the rate since the duty was imposed?
§ Major ELLIOT
Prior to the Import Duties Act there was no duty on spelter imported as such. Since the 1st March last the duty has been 10 per cent. ad valorem on foreign spelter, but spelter satisfying the conditions as to Preference is admitted duty free.