HC Deb 13 July 1869 vol 197 c1754

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of the Treasury, If the Treasury now possesses the power to authorize the substitution of the owner or agent for the shipmaster in clearing a vessel at the Custom House; and, if not, whether it would be possible to obtain, this Session, the necessary legal powers for dispensing with the attendance of the captain of the Custom House?


replied that the Question was engaging the attention of his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and that some provision would be made with regard to it in a Bill relating to foreign wines which had been introduced into the House, and which would shortly be printed.

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