§ 35. Mr. MARCUS SAMUEL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the condition of the herring-fishing industry, he will consider reducing the high rate of duty at present imposed upon cork floats coming into this country 1290 which are used in the manufacture of fishing nets, and which is increasing the cost of deep-sea fishing equipment?
The Import Duties Advisory Committee have already considered an application for reducing the duty on these goods, and announced in August last that they had decided not to make any recommendation. It is, of course, open to the industry to make further representations to the committee from the point of view of the fishing industry, if they so desire.