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Safeguarding Duties (Wrapping Paper)

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has received a petition signed by 176 British manufacturers and merchants, responsible for the employment of 78,000 workpeople, urging an early repeal of the Wrapping Paper Duty on the ground of its being a burden on the consuming trades; and, if so, what action he proposes to take?

The answer to the first part of the question is an the affirmative. As regards the second part, I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget statement.

Will the hon. Gentleman pass the petition on to the Chancellor of the Exchequer?