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Boeing 737

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what approach has been made to his Department by British Airways for the acquisition of Boeing 737 aircraft; and if he will allow these aircraft to be imported free of duty if such a request is made.

No approach has been made to my Department for permission to buy Boeing 737 aircraft. After 1st July 1977, in accordance with the harmonisation of the common customs tariff within the EEC, no duty would be payable on an aircraft like the Boeing 737 which weighs over 15,000 kilogrammes.