HC Deb 21 July 1879 vol 248 c853

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he will state to the House the decision at which the Government have arrived with reference to the Customs Bill of Entry Office, the patent of which expires in the course of the present month?


It has been decided to adopt the recommendation of the Committee on Official Statistics and not to renew the patent; but in order to allow time to make arrangements for the future, the present system will be allowed to continue until the end of this year.