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Australian Customs Duties On Goods Imported From The United Kingdom

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 July 1907

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To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will give the railways in Kerry, to which the Government contribute annually, a certain guarantee stating the capital, interest, and further period to run in each case, and also the capital, rate of interest, and annual contribution in each case from rates of the county.

( Answered by MR. Runciman.) The information asked for as regards the guaranteed capital, interest, and amount of the annual contribution paid by the Treasury and county council will be found on page 98, Appendix J., of the Board of Works Annual Report for 190–6, and is as follows: the Colonies whether he can say what was the aggregate amount of the customs duties levied in Australia on goods imported from the United Kingdom during the last financial year.

( Answered by MR. Churchill.) Information has been received from Australia by telegraph to the effect that the customs duties collected on imports into the Commonwealth from the United Kingdom during 1906 probably amounted to £3,750,000.